Blind Watchers of the Sky: The People and Ideas That Shaped Our View of the Universe

Blind Watchers of the Sky: The People and Ideas That Shaped Our View of the Universe

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by Rocky Kolb, Kolb, Edward W. Kolb
     
 

"In this immensely readable book, noted cosmologist Rocky Kolb reveals the very human struggles of astronomy superstars seeking cosmic truths while lost in the clouds of confusion. Punctuated by the au"See more details below

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"In this immensely readable book, noted cosmologist Rocky Kolb reveals the very human struggles of astronomy superstars seeking cosmic truths while lost in the clouds of confusion. Punctuated by the au"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201154962
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Helix Bks.
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
1,456,391
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1Eyes on the Skies1
Pt. 1The Solar System11
2Smashing the Celestial Spheres13
3Wars of the Worlds43
4The Galileo Equation73
5Newton at a Distance113
Pt. 2The Galaxy137
6The Third Dimension139
7Islands in the Sky169
Pt. 3The Universe199
8The Expanding Fog201
9A Matter of Degrees237
10Primordial Soup261
11The Raw Edge283
The Devil in the Details295
Bibliography309
Permissions, Sources, and Credits323
Acknowledgments329
Index331

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