Modern Theories of the Universe, from Herschel to Hubble

Modern Theories of the Universe, from Herschel to Hubble

by Michael J. Crowe
     
 

This book provides an introduction to the fundamentals of stellar astronomy, a history of astronomy, and an account of how the science of astronomy challenged traditional philosophical and theological beliefs. Throughout the text are readings from the writings of scientists who contributed most significantly to the development of astronomy.

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This book provides an introduction to the fundamentals of stellar astronomy, a history of astronomy, and an account of how the science of astronomy challenged traditional philosophical and theological beliefs. Throughout the text are readings from the writings of scientists who contributed most significantly to the development of astronomy.

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Encompasses three points of view--scientific, historical, and philosophical--to provide an introduction to the science of the stars beyond the solar system. Accessible to readers with no math beyond high school, this survey is nevertheless impressive in scope. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486278803
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
02/23/1994
Pages:
435
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Michael J. Crowe is Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Notre Dame.

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