Astronomy Through the Ages: The Story of the Human Attempt to Understand the Universe
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Astronomy Through the Ages: The Story of the Human Attempt to Understand the Universe

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When astronomers today look up at the night sky they picture a spectacular and infinite universe--full of pulsars, quasars, and black holes and ruled by arcane laws of space and time. Once, ancient astronomers looked up and saw only points of light tracing calm movements across the heavens. But they too were moved to wonder about the meaning of what they saw. In Astronomy...more
Hardcover, 302 pages
Published January 19th 1998 by Princeton University Press (first published January 1997)
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This was the best book for explaining binary pulsars that I've read. I actually kind of understand them now, and I never could before. Because I just read the book and returned it to the library, I don't have it on hand to keep my memory fresh, but I now know if I want to look things up, I have a good place to go.
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Another one of your typical short history lessons in Astronomy. Running through the History of Astronomy for the bulk of it and a final chapter on cosmology.
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Robert Woodrow Wilson (born January 10, 1936) is an American astronomer, 1978 Nobel laureate in physics, who with Arno Allan Penzias discovered in 1964 the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB). The award purse was also shared with a third scientist, Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, for unrelated work.

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