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Measuring the universe

Code: KOS0790
Auteurs: Kitty Ferguson
ISBN: 9-780-7472-2132-6
Uitgever: Headline
Uitgegeven: 1999
Taal: Engels
Korte beschrijving: This informative text tells the story of how man has attempted to measure distance in space, ranging from early experiments in working out the circumference of the earth, through estimates of distance to the nearest stars, to developments in theories as to what is beyond the observable universe.
Presents an incisive narrative of the men and women, from Aristarchus and Cassini, to Sir Isaac Newton and Henrietta Leavitt, who have unlocked the mysteries of "how far" and in doing so changed our ideas about the size and nature of the universe, as well as the part we play in it.