Lengthy out of print, this vintage publication investigates the experimental selection of 1 of the basic constants of astrophysics and its importance for astronmy. The increasing Universe deals a distinct sidelight at the background of rules and Eddington's artistry; his obtrusive delight in writing and exposition shine via. Astrophysicists and historians of technological know-how will locate that this reissue sheds attention-grabbing gentle on one in every of Britain's maximum scientists. Sir William McCrea has provided the Preface.
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