From Stonehenge to String Theory - how astronomy has changed the world. Since the dawn of humanity, men have attempted to divine the nature of the heavens. The first astronomers mapped the movement of the seasons and used the positions of the constellations for augurs and astrology.
Today, the search goes ever deeper into the nature of reality and life itself. In this accessible overview , astrophysicist J.P. McEvoy tells the story of how our know ledge of the cosmos has developed. He puts in context many of the greatest discoveries of all time and many of the dominant personalities: Aristotle, Copernicus, and Isaac New ton, and as we approach the modern era, Einstein, Eddington, and Haw king. .