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The Red Limit by  Timothy Ferris - First Trade Edition - 1977 - from BookRanger and

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The Red Limit: The Search for the Edge of the Universe

by Ferris, Timothy

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William Morrow & Company, New York (1977). First Edition. First Printing. Near New copy in Near Fine dust jacket. DJ is unclipped, with $10.00 price intact. Corners are sharp and spine ends are near perfect. Slight scratch on DJ from top edge of jacket halfway down into the letter "R" in the word RED. Small crimp in DJ at bottom of front gutter. A beautiful copy overall. More photos on request. Shipped in a box within a box, in bubble wrap, with a tracking number. [318-30]
  • Bookseller: BookRanger US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: BR-549-008
  • Title: The Red Limit
  • Author: Ferris, Timothy
  • Format/binding:Binding is square and tight. Block and pages are bright. Appears to be unread.
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Trade Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10:0688031765
  • ISBN 13:9780688031763
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1977
  • Keywords: Science. Space Exploration.

Book summary

For centuries, it was assumed that our universe was static. In the late 1920s, astronomers defeated this assumption with a startling new discovery. From Earth, the light of distant galaxies appeared to be red, meaning that those galaxies were receding from us. This led to the revolutionary realization that the universe is expanding. The Red Limit is the tale of this discovery, its ramifications, and the passionately competitive astronomers who charted the past, present, and future of the cosmos.


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