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The universe : a historical survey of beliefs, theories, and laws

Author: Erik Gregersen
Publisher: New York, NY : Britannica Educational Pub., 2010.
Series: Explorer's guide to the universe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examines how civilizations have viewed the universe throughout history and profiles men and women who have helped advance humans' understanding of the universe and the impact it has on life on Earth.
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Gregersen
ISBN: 9781615300266 1615300260
OCLC Number: 457146470
Description: 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: In the beginning --
The Copernican revolution --
Newton's impact and 19th-century advancements --
Perceptions of the 20th century --
Expanding study of the universe --
Ancient and early astronomers --
Notable astronomers of the 19th century --
20th-century astronomers.
Series Title: Explorer's guide to the universe.
Responsibility: edited by Erik Gregersen.
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Examines how civilizations have viewed the universe throughout history and profiles men and women who have helped advance humans' understanding of the universe and the impact it has on life on Earth.

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