Book of the Cosmos Imagining the Universe from Heraclitus to Hawking

ISBN-10: 0738204986

ISBN-13: 9780738204987

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dennis Danielson

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Book details

List price: $23.50
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 12/6/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Dennis Danielson is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. He is also a member of the Milton Society of America and an associate member of the American Astronomical Society. Danielson's previous books include Milton's Good God: A Study in Literary Theodicy and The Cambridge Companion to Milton (1999).

Introduction: Telescopes for the Mind
Cosmological Origins
We Have Seen But Few of His Works
Twice into the Same River?
The Things of the Universe Are Not Sliced Off with a Hatchet
Atoms and Empty Space
The Moving Image of Eternity
The Potency of Place
He Supposes the Earth to Revolve
A Geometrical Argument
No Erratic or Pointless Movement
Turning the Universe Upside Down
Ptolemy, Middle Earth, Middle Ages
The Peculiar Nature of the Universe
The Weaknesses of the Hypotheses
Their Peculiar Behavior Confounds Mortals' Minds
We Consider Time a Thing Created
From This Point Hang the Heavens
If a Man Were in the Sky and Could See the Earth Clearly
A Single Universe in Which Each Star Influences Every Other
Copernicus to Newton
Almost Contrary to Common Sense
The Poetic Structure of the World
This Art Unfolds the Wisdom of God
A Star Never Seen Before Our Time
This Little Dark Star Wherein We Live
Innumerable Suns, and an Infinite Number of Earths
Neither Known Nor Observed by Anyone Before
Galileo and the Geometrization of Astronomical Space
This Boat Which Is Our Earth
The Two Books of God Agree With Each Other
They Hoist the Earth Up and Down Like a Ball
A World in the Moon
A Very Liquid Heaven
The Eternal Silence of These Infinite Spaces
This Pendent World
But One Little Family of the Universe
Into the Celestial Spaces
Discernible Ends and Final Causes
The Planetarians, and This Small Speck of Dirt
Unfurling Newton's Universe
A Signal of God
The Beautiful Pre-established Order
An Event So Glorious to the Newtonian Doctrine of Gravity
A Voice from the Starry Heavens
This Most Surprising Zone of Light
How Fortunate Is This Globe!
To Become Adequately Copernican
Laboratories of the Universe
As Certain as the Planetary Orbits
The Intelligence of the Watch-Maker
Must We Then Reject the Infinitude of the Stars?
The Great Principle That Governs the Universe
The Unfailing Connection and Course of Events
The Primordial Particle
The Shadow! The Shadow!
Unraveled Starlight
Astronomy Still Young
The Universe Re-Imagined
The Peculiar Interest of Mars
Cosmical Evolution
Cosmos Without Peer and Without Price
Curved Space and Poetry of the Universe
The Man in the Accelerated Chest
It Is Not True That "All Is Relative"
Spacetime Tells Matter How to Move
The Architecture of the Celestial Mansions
The Quickening Influence of the Universe
You Have Broken Newton's Back
The Realm of the Nebulae
Driven to Admit Anti-Chance
Did the Expansion Start from the Beginning?
This Big Bang Idea
Beginnings and Ends
Incomprehensible Magnitude, Unimaginable Darkness
That All-But-Eternal Crimson Twilight
The Cosmic Oasis
The Very Womb of Life
The Urge to Trace the History of the Universe
To Transform the Universe on a Cosmological Scale
The No Boundary Condition
Prisons of Light
A Very Lumpy Universe
A Cosmic Archipelago
Cosmological Natural Selection
The Ultimate Free Lunch
Was There a Big Bang?
What We Cannot See and Yet Know Must Be There
Their Extravagant Smallness
Cosmic Dust-Bunnies
Mystery at the End of the Universe
Do the Heavens Declare?
Further Reading
Copyright Acknowlegments
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