Revealing the Universe: Prediction and Proof in Astronomy

Revealing the Universe: Prediction and Proof in Astronomy

by James Cornell, Alan Lightman
     
 
The contributors to this book, in the process of describing for the general reader the most recent advances in man's understanding of the cosmos, at the same time clarify one of the oldest questions in scientific thought: the nature of the mutual interaction between theory and observation, concept and experiment, prediction and proof.

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Overview

The contributors to this book, in the process of describing for the general reader the most recent advances in man's understanding of the cosmos, at the same time clarify one of the oldest questions in scientific thought: the nature of the mutual interaction between theory and observation, concept and experiment, prediction and proof.

Contributors include Owen Gingerich, Kenneth Bracher, Robert F. C. Vessot, Fred L. Whipple, Fred Franklin, Robert W. Noyes, Robert Rosner, Harvey Tananbaum, Alan P. Lightman, Walter H. G. Lewin, William H. Press, John Huchra, and George B. Field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262530439
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
05/10/1983
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Alan Lightman, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences since 1996, is adjunct professor of humanities at MIT. He is the author of several books on science, including "Ancient Light: Our Changing View of the Universe" (1991) and "Origins: The Lives and Worlds of Modern Cosmologists" (with R. Brawer, 1990). His works of fiction include "Einstein's Dreams" (1993), "The Diagnosis" (2000), which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and, most recently, "Reunion" (2003).

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