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The book of the cosmos : imagining the universe from Heraclitus to Hawking

Author: Dennis Richard Danielson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Perseus Pub., 2001, ©2000.
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A sweeping account of humanity's evolving vision of the universe, as viewed through the writings of the most exceptional thinkers in history

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Richard Danielson
ISBN: 0738204986 9780738204987
OCLC Number: 50765976
Notes: "A Helix anthology."
Description: xxxiii, 556 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 Cosmological Origins --
1 We Have Seen But Few of His Works / Torah, Sacred Poetry, Apocrypha, New Testament 2 --
2 Twice into the Same River? / Heraclitus, Parmenides 12 --
3 The Things of the Universe Are Not Sliced Off with a Hatchet / Empedocles, Anaxagoras 18 --
4 Atoms and Empty Space / Leucippus, Democritus, Epicurus, Lucretius 23 --
5 The Moving Image of Eternity / Plato 31 --
6 The Potency of Place / Aristotle 37 --
7 He Supposes the Earth to Revolve / Aristarchus, Archimedes 43 --
8 A Geometrical Argument / Eratosthenes 46 --
9 No Erratic or Pointless Movement / Cicero 50 --
10 Turning the Universe Upside Down / Plutarch 58 --
Part 2 Ptolemy, Middle Earth, Middle Ages --
11 The Peculiar Nature of the Universe / Claudius Ptolemy 68 --
12 The Weaknesses of the Hypotheses / Proclus 75 --
13 Their Peculiar Behavior Confounds Mortals' Minds / Martianus Capella, Boethius 78 --
14 We Consider Time a Thing Created / Moses Maimonides 82 --
15 From This Point Hang the Heavens / Dante Alighieri 89 --
16 If a Man Were in the Sky and Could See the Earth Clearly / Nicole Oresme 92 --
17 A Single Universe in Which Each Star Influences Every Other / Nicholas Cusanus 96 --
Part 3 Copernicus to Newton --
18 Almost Contrary to Common Sense / Nicholas Copernicus 104 --
19 The Poetic Structure of the World / Fernand Hallyn, Thomas Kuhn 118 --
20 This Art Unfolds the Wisdom of God / John Calvin, Johannes Kepler 122 --
21 A Star Never Seen Before Our Time / Tycho Brahe 128 --
22 This Little Dark Star Wherein We Live / Thomas Digges 132 --
23 Innumerable Suns, and an Infinite Number of Earths / Giordano Bruno 140 --
24 Neither Known Nor Observed by Anyone Before / Galileo Galilei 145 --
25 Galileo and the Geometrization of Astronomical Space / Samuel Edgerton 155 --
26 This Boat Which Is Our Earth / Johannes Kepler 163 --
27 The Two Books of God Agree With Each Other / Tommaso Campanella 173 --
28 They Hoist the Earth Up and Down Like a Ball / Robert Burton 178 --
29 A World in the Moon / John Wilkins 184 --
30 A Very Liquid Heaven / Rene Descartes 191 --
31 The Eternal Silence of These Infinite Spaces / Blaise Pascal 195 --
32 This Pendent World / John Milton 198 --
33 But One Little Family of the Universe / Bernard le Bouvier de Fontenelle, Aphra Behn 206 --
34 Into the Celestial Spaces / Isaac Newton 220 --
35 Discernible Ends and Final Causes / Richard Bentley 229 --
36 The Planetarians, and This Small Speck of Dirt / Christiaan Huygens 233 --
Part 4 Unfurling Newton's Universe --
37 A Signal of God / William Derham 240 --
38 The Beautiful Pre-established Order / Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Samuel Clarke 245 --
39 An Event So Glorious to the Newtonian Doctrine of Gravity / Edmond Halley, "Astrophilus" 250 --
40 A Voice from the Starry Heavens / Cotton Mather 255 --
41 This Most Surprising Zone of Light / Thomas Wright of Durham 259 --
42 How Fortunate Is This Globe! / Immanuel Kant 265 --
43 To Become Adequately Copernican / Johann Heinrich Lambert 272 --
44 Laboratories of the Universe / William Herschel 277 --
45 As Certain as the Planetary Orbits / Pierre Simon Laplace 285 --
46 The Intelligence of the Watch-Maker / William Paley 291 --
47 Must We Then Reject the Infinitude of the Stars? / H.W.M. Olbers 294 --
48 The Great Principle That Governs the Universe / Mary Fairfax Somerville 298 --
49 The Unfailing Connection and Course of Events / Alexander von Humboldt 302 --
50 The Primordial Particle / Edgar Allan Poe 307 --
51 The Shadow! The Shadow! / Maria Mitchell 312 --
52 Unraveled Starlight / William Huggins 317 --
53 Astronomy Still Young / Agnes Mary Clerke 326 --
Part 5 The Universe Re-Imagined --
54 The Peculiar Interest of Mars / Giovanni Schiaparelli, Percival Lowell 334 --
55 Cosmical Evolution / G.H. Darwin 342 --
56 Cosmos Without Peer and Without Price / G.K. Chesterton 347 --
57 Curved Space and Poetry of the Universe / Robert Osserman 350 --
58 The Man in the Accelerated Chest / Albert Einstein 356 --
59 It Is Not True That "All Is Relative" / Richard Feynman 366 --
60 Spacetime Tells Matter How to Move / John Archibald Wheeler 371 --
61 The Architecture of the Celestial Mansions / Annie Jump Cannon 380 --
62 The Quickening Influence of the Universe / Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin 385 --
63 You Have Broken Newton's Back / George Bernard Shaw 390 --
64 The Realm of the Nebulae / Edwin Hubble 394 --
65 Driven to Admit Anti-Chance / Arthur Eddington 401 --
66 Did the Expansion Start from the Beginning? / Georges Edouard Lemaitre 407 --
67 This Big Bang Idea / Fred Hoyle 411 --
Part 6 Beginnings and Ends --
68 Incomprehensible Magnitude, Unimaginable Darkness / Werner Gitt 418 --
69 That All-But-Eternal Crimson Twilight / Arthur C. Clarke 423 --
70 The Cosmic Oasis / Hans Blumenberg 426 --
71 The Very Womb of Life / James Lovelock 430 --
72 The Urge to Trace the History of the Universe / Steven Weinberg 433 --
73 To Transform the Universe on a Cosmological Scale / John Barrow, Frank Tipler 438 --
74 The No Boundary Condition / Stephen Hawking 448 --
75 Prisons of Light / Kitty Ferguson 452 --
76 A Very Lumpy Universe / George Smoot 460 --
77 A Cosmic Archipelago / Martin Rees 464 --
78 Cosmological Natural Selection / Lee Smolin 467 --
79 The Ultimate Free Lunch / Alan Guth 482 --
80 Was There a Big Bang? / David Berlinski 488 --
81 What We Cannot See and Yet Know Must Be There / Vera Rubin 498 --
82 Their Extravagant Smallness / Freeman Dyson, Brian Greene 506 --
83 Cosmic Dust-Bunnies / John S. Lewis 510 --
84 Mystery at the End of the Universe / Paul Davies 516 --
85 Do the Heavens Declare? / Owen Gingerich 522.
Responsibility: edited by Dennis Richard Danielson.

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