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Preface Part I. The General Framework: 1. Cosmology, a peculiar science B. Bertoti 2. The early years J. D. North Part II. Riddles of and Clues to Cosmology: 3. Olbers' paradox in recent times E. Harrison 4. The part played by Mach's Principle in the genesis of relativistic cosmology J. B. Barbour 5. The mysterious lore of large numbers J. D. Barrow Part III. Geometrical and Physical Cosmology: 6. Innovation, resistance and change: the transition to the expanding universe G. F. R. Ellis 7. Early inhomogeneous cosmological models in Einstein's theory A. Krasinski 8. Early work on 'big-bang' cosmology and the cosmic blackbody radiation R. A. Alpher and R. Herman 9. Deciphering the nuclear ashes of the early universe: a personal perspective R. V. Wagoner Part IV. The Great Cosmological Debates: 10. The cosmological scene 1945-1952 H. Bondi 11. Personal recollections: some lessons for the future W. McCrea 12. An assessment of the evidence against the steady-state theory F. Hoyle 13. Steady-state cosmology, the arrow of time, and Hoyle and Narlikar's theories J. M. Sanchez-Ron Part V. Cosmological Observations and Discoveries: 14. The observational approach to cosmology: US observatories pre-World War II D. E. Osterbrock 15. Discovery of the cosmic microwave background R. M. Wilson 16. The entry of radio astronomy into cosmology: radio stars and Martin Ryle's 2C survey W. T. Sullivan, III 17. Radio source counts P. Scheuer 18. Discovery of quasars M. Schmidt 19. History of dark matter in the universe (1922-1974) V. Trimble Part VI. Dramatis Personae: 20. Carl Wilhelm Wirtz - a pioneer in observational cosmology W. C. Seitter and H. W. Duerbeck 21. Cosmic rays and cosmological speculations in the 1920s: the debate between Jeans and Millikan M. De Maria and A. Russo 22. Sinclair Smith (1899-1938) V. Trimble 23. Revisiting Fritz Zwicky A. Braccesi.