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The astronomy book

Author: David W Hughes; Jacqueline Mitton; DK Publishing, Inc.
Publisher: London DK, 2017. ©2017.
Series: Big ideas series (Dorling Kindersley).
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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The Astronomy Book is an exciting voyage of discovery through the cosmos. Venture from ancient speculations about the nature of the universe, to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, including those of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Learn about the incredible histories of Halley's comet, Hubble's telescope, and NASA's modern-day trailblazing, as well as the discoveries of famous figures including  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Hughes; Jacqueline Mitton; DK Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780241225936 0241225930
OCLC Number: 1003056110
Description: 352 pages : colour 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 series (Dorling Kindersley).
Responsibility: Jacqueline Mitton, consultant editor ; David W. Hughes [and three others], contributors.

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The Astronomy Book is an exciting voyage of discovery through the cosmos. Venture from ancient speculations about the nature of the universe, to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, including those of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Learn about the incredible histories of Halley's comet, Hubble's telescope, and NASA's modern-day trailblazing, as well as the discoveries of famous figures including Ptolemy, Isaac Newton, Walter Adams, Carl Sagan, and Alan Stern.

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