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A Brief History of the Universe: From Ancient Babylon to the Big Bang
     

A Brief History of the Universe: From Ancient Babylon to the Big Bang

by J.P. McEvoy
 

Since the dawn of humanity, men have attempted to divine the nature of the heavens. The first astronomers mapped the movement of the seasons and used the positions of the constellations for augurs and astrology.
Today, the search goes ever deeper into the nature of reality and life itself. In this accessible overview, astrophysicist J.P. McEvoy tells the story

Overview

Since the dawn of humanity, men have attempted to divine the nature of the heavens. The first astronomers mapped the movement of the seasons and used the positions of the constellations for augurs and astrology.
Today, the search goes ever deeper into the nature of reality and life itself. In this accessible overview, astrophysicist J.P. McEvoy tells the story of how our knowledge of the cosmos has developed. He puts in context many of the greatest discoveries of all time and many of the dominant personalities: Aristotle, Copernicus, and Isaac Newton, and as we approach the modern era, Einstein, Eddington, and Hawking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849012164
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
11/05/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
976,850
File size:
599 KB

Meet the Author

Joe McEvoy has a MS in physics from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD from the University of London. In the USA, he was an associate at the RCA Research Laboratories in Princeton, NJ. For the following 15 years he worked in solid state
physics as a research scientist in the USA, Switzerland and Britain. His two previous books Introducing Stephen Hawking, and Introducing Quantum Theory have been acclaimed worldwide and translated into a dozen languages.
In October 2006, he received the prestigious founder's award given by the
American School in London for Inspiring and Dedicated Service to Education.

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