Galileo's New Universe: The Revolution In Our Understanding Of The Cosmos by Stephen P. MaranGalileo's New Universe: The Revolution In Our Understanding Of The Cosmos by Stephen P. Maran

Galileo's New Universe: The Revolution In Our Understanding Of The Cosmos

byStephen P. Maran, Laurence A. Marschall

Paperback | February 10, 2009

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The historical and social implications of the telescope and that instrument’s modern-day significance are brought into startling focus in this fascinating account. When Galileo looked to the sky with his perspicillum, or spyglass, roughly 400 years ago, he could not have fathomed the amount of change his astonishing findings#151;a seemingly flat moon magically transformed into a dynamic, crater-filled orb and a large, black sky suddenly held millions of galaxies#151;would have on civilizations. Reflecting on how Galileo’s world compares with contemporary society, this insightful analysis deftly moves from the cutting-edge technology available in 17th-century Europe to the unbelievable phenomena discovered during the last 50 years, documenting important astronomical advances and the effects they have had over the years.
Stephen P. Maranworked at NASA for more than 35 years, on projects including the Hubble Space Telescope. He is the author of more than 10 books, includingThe Astronomy and Astrophysics EncyclopediaandAstronomy for Dummies, and is the press officer for the American Astronomical Society. He has an asteroid named for him and has been awar...
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Title:Galileo's New Universe: The Revolution In Our Understanding Of The CosmosFormat:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9.1 × 6 × 0.49 inPublished:February 10, 2009Publisher:BenBella Books, Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1933771593

ISBN - 13:9781933771595

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