Mindsteps to the Cosmos

Mindsteps to the Cosmos

by Gerald S. Hawkins



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Mindsteps to the Cosmos by Gerald S. Hawkins

Hawkins (emeritus, astronomy, Boston U.) provides a brief new preface to this reprint of his 1983 book based on lectures given at various venues. It encompasses a span of inquiry appropriate to World Scientific's far-ranging Series on Knots and Everything as Hawkins integrates knowledge of math, physics, archaeology, and history to investigate leaps of scientific understanding, which he explains in terms of their basis in astronomy. The book includes algorithms to construct personal computer programs for finding the position of the moon and planets, and for calculating dates through historical periods in the Egyptian as well as the old and new style calendars. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780060151560
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/1983
Pages: 340
Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)

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