A co-developer of the steady-state theory of the universe—an alternative to the Big Bang theory—explores his conception of the expanding universe. Hermann Bondi's historic book was among the first to present cosmology as a branch of physics in its own right, distinct from general relativi... read more
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Reprint of the Cambridge University Press, London, 1961 edition.
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