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Astronomy Through the Ages: The Story of the Human Attempt to Understand the Universe
Astronomy Through the Ages: The Story of the Human Attempt to Understand the Universe
 
Our Price: $35.00
Year: 1997
Pages: 302
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 748407480

Product Code: 756763630

Description
 
Robert Wilson. Introduces the fascinating subject of astronomy in an unusually accessible way. In an historical perspective, enriched by the special attention paid to the lives of the individuals, Wilson presents an entirely non-mathíl. intro. to astronomy. Covers: the first serious observations by the Babylonians in 5000 BC, then the Egyptians, & the intellectual revolín. of the Ancient Greeks in the first millen. B.C. Covers the 15th-17th cent., when the basis for modern science & astronomy was estab. & the telescope was invented. Recent develop. in radio & space astronomy estab. critical info. on the origin, nature & evolution of the Universe. This book is free of math & graphs yet clearly explains concepts of space & time, of relativity & quantum mechanics. Illustrated.

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