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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy (Cambridge Illustrated Histories)

Code: GES0430
Auteurs: Michael Hoskin
ISBN: 521411580
Uitgever: Cambridge University Press
Uitgegeven: 13 January, 1997
Korte beschrijving: The Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy traces the history of astronomy as a science, describing in detail the various discoveries that have led to our current beliefs about space and the universe. It shows how speculations based on sky-gazing have formed part of the essential mythology of societies from the earliest times; reveals astronomy to be an exacting and serious science evolving in tandem with geometry and mathematics; and describes the contributions made by great thinkers such as Pythagoras, Galileo, Descartes, and Newton.