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Minding the heavens : the story of our discovery of the Milky Way

Author: Leila Belkora
Publisher: Bristol : Institute of Physics, 2003.
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Today, we accept that we live on a planet circling the sun, that our sun is just one of billions of stars in the galaxy we call the Milky Way, and that our galaxy is but one of billions born out of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leila Belkora
ISBN: 9780750307307 0750307307
OCLC Number: 804319952
Description: x, 406 p. : il. ; 22 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The Naked-Eye View of the Sky Chapter 3: Thomas Wright: Visionary of Stellar Systems Chapter 4: William Herschel: Natural Historian of the Universe Chapter 5: Wilhelm Struve: Seeker of Parallax Chapter 6: William Huggins: Pioneer of the "New Astronomy" Chapter 7: Jacobus Kapteyn: Mastermind without a Telescope Chapter 8: Harlow Shapley: Champion of the Big Galaxy Chapter 9: Edwin Hubble: Redeemer of Island Universes Chapter 10: The Milky Way Revealed Notes Index
Responsibility: Leila Belkora.


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"The book is extremely good. It treats the subject matter in an unusual way and I learned a good deal from it! There are dozens of books about Herschel and Hubble, but not Wright or Kapteyn, and, all Read more...

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