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Cosmic perspectives

Author: S K Biswas; D C V Mallik; C V Vishveshwara
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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Modern cosmology and its relationship to the development of human civilization is the subject of this book.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S K Biswas; D C V Mallik; C V Vishveshwara
ISBN: 9780521068901 0521068908
OCLC Number: 493589199
Description: 1 vol. (XIX-249 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Astronomy in ancient and medieval China Joseph Needham; 2. Indian astronomy: an historical perspective B. V. Subbarayappa; 3. Making of astronomy in ancient India Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya; 4. The impact of astronomy on the development of western science Jean-Claude Pecker; 5. Man and the Universe Hubert Reeves; 6. Understanding the Universe - challenges and directions in modern observational astronomy Harlan Smith, Jr: 7. Frontiers in cosmology Fred Hoyle; 8. Did the Universe originate in a big bang? Jayant Narlikar; 9. The dark matter problem Bernard Carr; 10. Geometry and the Universe C. V. Vishveshwara; 11. The origin and evolution of life Cyril Ponnamperuma; 12. The anthropic principle: self selection as an adjunct to natural selection Brandon Carter; 13. Astrology and science: an examination of the evidence Ivan Kelly, Roger Culver and Peter Loptson; 14. Astronomy and science fiction Allen Janis.
Other Titles: Mélanges.
Responsibility: edited by S.K. Biswas, D.C.V. Mallik, C.V. Vishveshwara.

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"...it will be of interest to many lay readers, containing nice articles on the history of astronomy, the frontiers of cosmology, debunking astrology, and astronomy and science fiction." Mercury

 
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