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Mindsteps to the cosmos

Author: Gerald S Hawkins
Publisher: River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©2002.
Series: K & E series on knots and everything, v. 31.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mindsteps to the Cosmos shows how modern global civilization depends on giant leaps of understanding that have been made in the past. Science and technology have been inspired and formulated by the sky - the cosmos in which we live. Human development could not have taken place on a cloud-shrouded planet. Mathematics was invented to track the movements of the sun, moon and stars even though back then these were  Read more...
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Hawkins, Gerald S.
Mindsteps to the cosmos.
River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©2002
(DLC) 2003283900
(OCoLC)51443915
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald S Hawkins
ISBN: 9789812776778 981277677X
OCLC Number: 658056096
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 340 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: PREFACE; PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION; One UP FROM ZERO; Two MINDSTEP 1; Three THE FIRST STORY; Four THE MORNING STAR; Five STONEHENGE: A CLUE; Six PYRAMIDS AND A WANING PRINCESS; Seven MINDSTEP 2; Eight IN THE EAST; Nine MINDSTEP 3; Ten UPSIDE-DOWN COSMOS; Eleven STARS AND GALAXIES; Twelve THE POD DOOR OPENS-MINDSTEP 4; Thirteen MINDSTEP 4-FAR FROM HOME; Fourteen FUTURE MINDSTEPS; APPENDLX: COMPUTER PROGRAMS; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Series Title: K & E series on knots and everything, v. 31.
Responsibility: Gerald S. Hawkins.

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This work shows how modern global civilization depends on giant leaps of understanding that have been made in the past. It provides the reader with algorithms to construct personal computer  Read more...

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