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Celestial treasury : from the music of the spheres to the conquest of space

Author: Marc Lachièze-Rey; Jean-Pierre Luminet; Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Descriptive text and four hundred illustrations from the National Library of France's "Figures du Ciel" exhibition present an overview of humankind's attempts to understand and visually represent space, covering models of planetary motion, maps and globes of the sky and universe, creation/origin theories, and mythological traditions.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Paris (1998)
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Lachièze-Rey; Jean-Pierre Luminet; Bibliothèque nationale de France.
ISBN: 0521800404 9780521800402
OCLC Number: 45991394
Notes: "The Celestial Treasury exhibition in Paris (October 1998-January 1999) coincided with the opening of public reading rooms in the François-Mitterand building at the Bibliothèque nationale de France"--Preface.
Translation of: Figures du ciel.
Awards: Winner of Le Prix du Livre Scientifique de Sciences et Vie 1999
Winner of Le prix special du jury du livre d'Astronomie 1999
Description: ii, 207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 38 cm
Contents: Part I: Celestial harmony: geometry and the cosmos; the celestial hierarchy; the grandeur of space; finite or infinite?; the structure of the world; celestial music; world systems. Part II: Uranometry: mapping the sky; naming the stars; the development of celestial atlases; the depths of space. Part III: The creation: from myth to myth; the metamorphosis of chaos; time and creation; the creator; the order of creation; the date of creation; the theory of evolution; the big bang; a modern creation. Part IV: Creatures of the sky: humanity beneath the sky; the sky in humanity; humanity in the sky; the worlds in the sky.
Other Titles: Figures du ciel.
Responsibility: Marc Lachièze-Rey and Jean-Pierre Luminet ; translated by Joe Laredo.

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