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The astronomy book

Author: Jacqueline MittonDavid W HughesRobert DinwiddiePenny JohnsonTom JacksonAll authors
Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, [2017] ©2017
Series: Big ideas simply explained.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos--from ancient times to the present day. From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Mitton; David W Hughes; Robert Dinwiddie; Penny Johnson; Tom Jackson; DK Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781465464187 1465464182 0241225930 9780241225936
OCLC Number: 1002131466
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 352 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
From myth to science : 600 BCE-1550 CE --
The telescope revolution : 1550-1750 --
Uranus to Neptune : 1750-1850 --
The rise of Astrophysics : 1850-1915 --
Atoms, stars, and galaxies : 1915-1950 --
New windows on the universe : 1950-1975 --
The triumph of technology : 1975-present.
Series Title: Big ideas simply explained.
Responsibility: [Jacqueline Mitton, consultant editor ; David W. Hughes [and others], contributors].

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An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos--from ancient times to the present day. From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain almost 100 big astronomical ideas. Covering the biographies of key astronomers through the ages such as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking, The Astronomy Book details their theories and discoveries in a user-friendly format to make the information accessible and easy to follow.

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