Brief History Of Astronomy And Astrophysics, A

Brief History Of Astronomy And Astrophysics, A

Kenneth R Lang

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789813233836

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'Our developing appreciation of the Universe is a triumph of the intelligence, ingenuity and sheer hard work of the many scientists involved in this story. This book gives a clear picture of how this fascinating story has evolved over the last 500 years albeit which many scientifically literature readers will enjoy.'
Contemporary Physics
This book traces out the unfolding history of important discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics, and anchors our present understanding of the Universe within the findings and personalities of accomplished astronomers. They have used telescopes and instruments to extend our vision to places that cannot be seen with the unaided eye, discovered a host of unanticipated objects, found out how various parts of the night sky are related, and discovered that the Universe is larger, more complex, and older than has been previously thought. This comprehensive historical approach to the present state of astronomy is a unique aspect of the book.

Format: Hardcover
No of Pages: 340
Imprint: World Scientific
Publication date: 20180725

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