PEEBLES,P.J.E. The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe. New Jersey: Princeton University Press. 1980.
8vo. Original cloth and decorative dustwrapper; pp. xvi + 422, diagrams in text; slight rubbing to wrapper, very good.
First edition. A major work by Jim Peebles, recipient of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for his theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology. This book argues that the structure of the universe, rather than being either entirely chaotic or well-ordered, has evolved from a uniform initial state to something more irregular, and concentrates on the phenomenon of clustering of galaxies.