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Having said that, Farrell sets the table for further study on p. 18: "It's quite possible that had Schwarzchild and Friedmann lived, they, and not Lemaitre, would have been credited more with the discovery of the expansion of the universe and the concept of a beginning point in time and space." OK, so learn what this sentence means and you will have a good start to understanding "the birth of modern cosmology."
Some great books to follow up on "the birth of modern cosmology" are:
"Poetry of the Universe," (1995) Robert Osserman, who gets into the debate regarding Hubble on p. 192, which is a footnote to p. 104 in the main text. It is too long quote in full but the jest is:
"Taken together with other efforts throughout the 1920's, both observational and theoretical, to try to establish first the reality and second the meaning of de Sitter's 1917 prediction of a redshift-distance relation, they constitute a body of work that makes all the more mysterious the myth of Hubble's sudden discovery of the relation in 1929." Other names mentioned in this footnote are H.N. Russell, Ludvik Silberstein and Knut Lundmark. Of course there is also material on the Lemaitre-Friedmann debate in other parts of this book.
"The River of Time," Igor D. Novikov, (1998) who on p. 158 et. al. gives a Russian perspective (a la Friedmann) to this debate.
"An Introduction to Modern Cosmology," 2nd Edition, (2003), Andrew Liddle, p. 19, "The Friedmann equation describes the expansion of the Universe, and is therefore the most important equation in cosmology."