Understanding the Heavens: Thirty Centuries of Astronomical by Jean-Claude Pecker,S. Kaufman

By Jean-Claude Pecker,S. Kaufman

the writer, a widely known astronomer himself, describes the evolution of astronomical principles, touching purely flippantly on many of the instrumental advancements. Richly illustrated, the ebook starts off with the astronomical rules of the Egyptian and Mesopotamian philosophers, strikes directly to the Greek interval after which directly to the golden age of astronomy, that of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler and Newton. eventually, Pecker concludes with glossy theories of cosmology. Written with astronomy undergraduates in brain, this can be a attention-grabbing survey of astronomical thinking.

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