The Unity of the Universe Author:D. W. Sciama Cosmology - the science that considers the universe, its major features, and the laws that govern them - is of increasing importance to all of us. In this book one of Britain's outstanding young cosmologists has written a lucid and exciting survey of the history of cosmology for the layman. Part I describes how our present observational picture ... more »of the univers developed, form early Greek measurements on the size of the solar system to the latest discoveries of distant, receding galaxies made by new, giant telescopes and mathematical calculations. Part II presents various contemporary and even radical theories about the universe as well as explanations of how distant matter may influence nearby matter - and the consequences. Although Dr. Sciama's own belief "that the universe is indeed a single unit" is still a controversial one, he is scrupulously fair in presenting other modern theories.