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Packed with color photographs, this compelling volume chronicles the history of astronomy.
This extraordinary book traces the stories of humans interacting with the endless wonders of the night sky, beginning with the earliest superstitions and continuing through to the birth and development of the science of astronomy.
The authors, both expert astronomers, researched 29 locations worldwide, from Beijing's ancient observatory to the observatory in Puerto Rico that searches for alien radio signals. They also interviewed 26 of the world's most esteemed astronomers, including Stephen Hawking.
Comprehensive in scope, The History of Astronomy covers such areas as:
Through its engaging narrative and stunning full-color photography, The History of Astronomy tells a remarkable story of a subject that continues to test the limits of imagination and exploration.
About the Author:
Heather Couper is an astrophysicist. She ran the Greenwich Planetarium, and was president of the British Astronomical Association and a professor of astronomy, and produced the TV programs Universe and Electric Skies.
Nigel Henbest is a consultant to both the Royal Greenwich Observatory and New Scientist magazine.
Arthur C. Clarke is among the world's most famous science fiction authors. His more than 70 books include 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Title: The History of Astronomy
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Firefly Books, 2007. Book Condition: Good. Hardcover. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91836426
Book Description Firefly Books, 2007. Book Condition: Good. Hardcover. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP18644206
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Book Description Firefly Books, United Kingdom, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. First Thus. Oversized hardcover, lavishly illustrated, dust jacket in protective plastic which shows some scuffing. A history of astronomy, with an introduction penned by the late Arthur C. Clarke. New book. 288 pages. Bookseller Inventory # B64152001013
Book Description FIREFLY BOOKS LTD (NY), 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Science and Mathematics>Astronomy. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978155407325202. Bookseller Inventory # 02978155407325202