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Measuring the Universe: Our Historic Quest to Chart the Horizons of Space & Time
Measuring the Universe: Our Historic Quest to Chart the Horizons of Space & Time
 
Our Price: $17.00
Year: 1999
Pages: 342
Binding Paperback
ISBN 802775926

Product Code: 756779820

Description
 
Kitty Ferguson (au). An eloquent chronicle of the men & women -- from Aristarchus to Cassini, Sir Isaac Newton to Henrietta Leavitt & Stephen Hawking -- who have gradually unlocked the mysteries of “how far” & in so doing have changed our ideas about the size & nature of the universe & our place in it. Ferguson reveals their methods to have been as inventive as their results are eye-opening: Copernicus’s revolutionary insights about the solar system, Edwin Hubble’s astonishing discovery that the universe is expanding, current evidence that it is expanding faster than anyone thought. Connecting centuries of breakthroughs like these with the political & cultural events surrounding them, she skillfully makes astronomy part of the sweep of history. Illus.

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