The Universe Around Us by James Jean
Publication: 1933 Cambridge University Press
The author, Sir James Jeans, was a physicist, astronomer, and a mathematician at Trinity College Cambridge. He was awarded the Smiths Prize (1901), Adams Prize (1907), and Royal Medal (1919). Jeans, along with Arthur Eddington, were the founders of British cosmology. In 1928, Jeans was the first to conjecture a steady state of cosmology based on a hypothesized continuous creation of matter in the universe. He wrote The Universe Around Us in 1929 stating "The present book contains a brief account, written in simple language, of the methods and results of modern astronomicalesearch, both observational and theoretical. Special attention has been given to problems of cosmology and evolution, and to the general structure of the universe. My ideal, perhaps never wholly attainable, has been that of the making the entire book intelligible to readers with no special scientific knowledge. Parts of the book cover the same ground as various lectures I have recently delivered to University and other audiences, including a course of wireless talks I gave last autumn. It has been found necessary to rewrite these almost in their entirety, so that very few sentences remain in their original form, but those who have asked me to publish my lectures and wireless talks will find the substance of them in the present book."
Condition: Three quarters leather with blue cloth boards, top edge gilded, marbled end papers, bookplate to pastedown, rear boards with some discoloration spots, top spine edge with only slight damage, all pages clean, overall in Very Good condition