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Secrets of the Universe: How We Discovered the Cosmos

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Secrets of the Universe: How We Discovered the Cosmos
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  • ISBN: 9780500295199
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How did our universe come to exist? Why do stars shine? Is there life beyond the Earth?

For millennia, humans have looked to the celestial sphere to explain the cosmos,first recording the movements of the Moon 25,000 years ago. Since the Enlightenmentand the dawn of the space age, scientists have been unravelling cosmic mysteries, andraising astonishing new questions for future generations to answer. Today we live inan age of unprecedented astronomical revelation, from the discovery of water on Marsto the detection of gravitational waves and the first photograph of a black hole.

World-renowned astronomer Paul Murdin explains the science behind these discoveries, along with the passions, strugglesand quirks of fate that made them some of the most intriguing dramas of their times,demonstrating how human ingenuity and technological innovation have expandedour knowledge of the Universe beyond anything our ancestors even as recently asa generation ago could ever have imagined.

Table of Contents

Introduction Discoveries Before the Telescope Discoveries in the Solar System
Discoveries of the Dynamic Universe Discoveries of Our Galaxy and Its Stars
Discoveries of the Universe and Its Galaxies Future Discoveries

Good reading ... I can do no more than strongly recommend it --Astronomy Now

This is the book to reignite your sense of wonder --National Space Society

Crammed with fascinating facts and figures --Observatory Magazine

While being consistent and fluid as a whole, each chapter equally serves as a perfect stand-alone essay it s an excellent book to see the amateur astronomer through those cloudy nights. Five stars --BBC Sky at Night
Autor MURDIN, Paul
An apariţie 2020
Editura Thames & Hudson
Nr pagini 352
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: murdin paul