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A brief history of astronomy and astrophysics

Author: Kenneth R Lang
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ ; London : World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book traces out the unfolding history of important discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics, and anchors our present understanding of the Universe within the findings and personalities of accomplished astronomers. They have used telescopes and instruments to extend our vision to places that cannot be seen with the unaided eye, discovered a host of unanticipated objects, found out how various parts of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Lang, Kenneth R.
Brief history of astronomy and astrophysics.
London : World Scientific Publishing, [2018]
(OCoLC)1047959926
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth R Lang
ISBN: 9789813235199 9813235195 9789813233836 9813233834
OCLC Number: 1008873541
Description: xiii, 325 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction ; Part I. Everything moves. The Earth moves ; Gravity guides movement and bends space-time ; Motion within matter ; How light moves through space and interacts with matter ; The stars are moving ; The Universe is expanding and breaking away --
Part II. Nothing stays the same. Natural history of the stars ; How the sun and planets came into being ; The ways stars shine ; The paths of stellar life ; The ways stars die ; Darkness made visible ; Primordial light ; The origin of the chemical elements.
Responsibility: Kenneth R Lang.

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