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Conceptions of cosmos : from myths to the accelerating universe : a history of cosmology

Author: Helge Kragh
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013, cop. 2007.
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This book presents the history of how the universe at large became the object of scientific understanding. Starting with the ancient creation myths, it offers an integrated and comprehensive account  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helge Kragh
ISBN: 9780199209163 0199209162 9780199665143 0199665141
OCLC Number: 875432085
Description: 276 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. From Myths to the Copernican Universe ; 2. The Newtonian Era ; 3. Foundations of Modern Cosmology ; 4. The Hot Big Bang ; 5. New Horizons
Responsibility: Helge S. Kragh.

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