Brief History Of The Universe: From Ancient Babylon to the Big Bang

by J.p. Mcevoy

December 10, 2015 | Trade Paperback

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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. .

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: December 10, 2015

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1845296842

ISBN - 13: 9781845296841

Found in: Science and Nature

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Brief History Of The Universe: From Ancient Babylon to the Big Bang

Brief History Of The Universe: From Ancient Babylon to the Big Bang

by J.p. Mcevoy

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: December 10, 2015

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1845296842

ISBN - 13: 9781845296841

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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. .

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Since the dawn of humanity, man has attempted to define 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 deeper into the nature of reality and life itself.

In this accessible overview, astrophysicist J.P. McEvoy tells the story of how our knowledge of the cosmos has developed. He puts in context many of the greatest discoveries of all time and many of the dominant personalities: from Aristotle, Copernicus and Newton, to Einstein and lesser-known pioneers such as Henrietta Leavitt.

McEvoy's story of astronomy is an exciting account of discovery, but he also tells the story of the science, exploring in detail the key ideas that have changed the way we look at the universe: Newton's mathematical model of the universe, Einstein's theory of relativity as well as the extraordinary ideas that formed the theory of the Big Bang. This is an essential introduction to one of the greatest stories in history.