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Vera Rubin

A Life

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674919198

Publication Date: 02/11/2021


320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

40 photos

Belknap Press


  • Foreword [Jocelyn Bell Burnell]
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Lure of the Stars
  • 2. An Aspiring Astronomer
  • 3. Cornell and the Rotating Universe
  • 4. Georgetown, Gamow, and Galaxies
  • 5. A Professional Astronomer at Last
  • 6. The Call of the Dome
  • 7. The Delight of Discovery
  • 8. Adventures in Andromeda
  • 9. Bright Light on Dark Matter
  • 10. The Dynamic Universe
  • 11. Speaking Out for Women
  • 12. Wonderful Life
  • Appendix: Awards, Honors, and Appointments
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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