Light from the Depths of Time

  • Rudolf Kippenhahn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-XIV
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  16. Back Matter
    Pages 254-262

About this book


Although this book has been available for some time, it is only now appearing in an English edition. This gives me the opportunity of adding a few explanations. I have not struggled to include the very latest, tentative results. I have, instead, concentrated on presenting cosmological ideas to interested non­ experts. They often encounter considerable difficulties when attempts are made to explain even long-established results in this field, so the aim of this book is to provide them with help. Naturally, I have also tried to include modern findings. To help with the explanation I have made use of the fictitious inhabi­ tants of Flatland, occasional historical digressions, and the dreams of Herr Meyer. Incidentally, I chose this name, which is very common in German­ speaking countries, to suggest an average citizen, just like the man next door. I should like to thank Springer-Verlag for deciding to publish this book in the language in which many of the discoveries described here were first formulated. I also thank my translator, Mr Storm Dunlop. Finally I thank Hanna Tettenborn for compiling the index.


Population Supernova astronomy black hole black holes galaxies gravitation gravity milky way quasar quasars radio astronomy star telescope universe

Authors and affiliations

  • Rudolf Kippenhahn
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für AstrophysikMax-Planck-Institut für Physik und AstrophysikGarchingFed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-17119-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-95508-2
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