A Brief History of the Universe

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Robinson, Jan 28, 2010 - Science - 317 pages
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I find myself equally interested in the science of astronomy as I am the history behind it. This book covers the entire course of the human understanding of the cosmos, from ancient Babylonia to ... Read full review

Contents

PART I2 PTOLEMYS UNIVERSE
3
Greek Astronomy and the Birth of Natural
18
The Shape of the Universe
38
Crossing the Dark Ages
49
PART II NEWTONS UNIVERSE
59
Tycho Brahe
72
The Italian Connection
103
Isaac Newton and the Scientific Revolution
124
EINSTEINS UNIVERSE Chapter 10 Relativity Special and General
165
The View from Mount Wilson
195
Edwin Hubble and the Expanding Universe
228
The Big Bang
256
Epilogue
297
Further Reading
301
Index
305
Copyright

Exploring the Newtonian Universe
142

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