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Conceptions of cosmos : from myths to the accelerating Universe : a history of cosmology

Author: Helge Kragh
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a historical account of how natural philosophers and scientists have endeavoured to understand the universe at large, first in a mythical and later in a scientific context. Starting with the creation stories of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, the book covers all the major events in theoretical and observational cosmology, from Aristotle's cosmos over the Copernican revolution to the discovery of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helge Kragh
ISBN: 9780199665143 0199665141
OCLC Number: 812686132
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: From myths to the Copernican universe --
The Newtonian era --
Foundations of modern cosmology --
The hot Big Bang --
New horizons.
Responsibility: Helge Kragh.

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