Discovering the Cosmos

ISBN-10: 0935702679

ISBN-13: 9780935702675

Edition: 1996

List price: $82.00
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This book has two objectives: one to describe the leading ideas and concepts of modern astronomy and two, to indicate how astronomy in particular and physical science in general developed, what its methods are, its goals and limitations.
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Book details

List price: $82.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University Science Books
Publication date: 8/1/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 700
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

John Waller is a research fellow at University College London's Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine. He is the author of Fabulous Science: Fact and Fiction in the History of Scientific Discovery.

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Introduction
Cosmology: The Beginnings Through Newton
The Naked-Eye Sky
The Origins of Astronomy
Early Greek Astronomy
Quantitative Greek Astronomy
The Medieval Interlude
The New Astronomy
The Newtonian Synthesis
The Life and Death of Stars
Radiation and Atoms
Telescopes
Reading Stellar Spectra
The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram
Stellar Evolution: Physical Ideas
The Interstellar Medium: Birthplace of the Stars
Stellar Evolution: The Early Phases
Stellar Evolution: The Late Phases
Cosmology: From Herschel to the Present
The Discovery of Galaxies
The Universe of Galaxies
The Cosmological Clues
Violent Events in Galaxies
Models of the Universe
The Evolution of Matter
Worlds Beyond the Earth
Planetary Preliminaries
Solar System Planetology
Life Elsewhere
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