Blind Watchers of the Sky: The People and Ideas That Shaped Our View of the Universe

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Basic Books, 1997 - Science - 338 pages
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In this immensely readable book, noted cosmologist Rocky Kolb reveals the very human struggles of astronomy superstars seeking cosmic truths while lost in the clouds of confusion. Punctuated by the author's razor-sharp wit, this book provides anyone curious about science with a behind-the-scenes peek into the discovery process--it's not exactly the scientific method you learned in school.

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Who knew a history of astronomy could be so funny? Rocky Kolb's book is both hilarious and informative. The descriptive history is suitable for the math-phobic, while appendices cater to those who want more mathematical detail. Read full review

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In the first section of Blind Watchers of the Sky, Edward W. "Rocky" Kolb retells the familiar story of the development of the heliocentric theory of the solar system from Tycho Brahe's discovery of a ... Read full review

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Rocky Kolb, founding head of the NASA/Fermilab Theoretical Astrophysics Group and University of Chicago professor, combines art, humor, music, and philosophy in writings and lectures about cosmology for the general public.

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