Blind Watchers of the Sky: The People and Ideas that Shaped Our View of the Universe
How do we know that the earth travels around the sun, the universe is billions of years old, and stars are trillions of miles away? Rocky Kolb tells the fascinating story of the people and ideas that have brought us such knowledge of our planet and the universe, giving realistic portraits of astronomers like Tycho, Kepler, Galileo, Herschel and Hubble. Beginning in 1572 with Tycho's discovery that the heavens can change and ending with the Big Bang of the 20th Century, this is a hugely entertaining and witty account of the quest to discover the universe.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Katya0133 - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nbmars - LibraryThing
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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