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Blind watchers of the sky : the people and ideas that shaped our view of the universe

Author: Edward W Kolb
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1997, ©1996.
Series: Helix books; Helix book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the lives and accomplishments of the scholars and laymen whose discoveries created the foundation for our understanding of the universe.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward W Kolb
ISBN: 020115496X 9780201154962
OCLC Number: 44800495
Notes: "First pbk. printing."
Description: xii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Eyes on the skies --
Part 1: The solar system. Smashing the celestial spheres ; Wars of the worlds ; The Galileo equation ; Newton at a distance --
Part 2: The galaxy. The third dimension ; Islands in the sky --
Part 3: The universe. The expanding fog ; A matter of degrees ; Primordial soup ; The raw edge --
The devil in the details.
Series Title: Helix books; Helix book.
Responsibility: Rocky Kolb.

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"In this immensely readable book, noted cosmologist Rocky Kolb reveals the very human struggles of astronomy superstars seeking cosmic truths while lost in the clouds of confusion. Punctuated by the  Read more...

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