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Cosmic Discovery: The Search, Scope and Heritage of Astronomy
In the remarkable opening section of this book, a well-known Cornell astronomer gives precise thumbnail histories of the 43 basic cosmic discoveries--stars, planets, novae, pulsars, comets, gamma-ray bursts, and the like--that form the core of our knowledge of the universe. Many of them, he points out, were made accidentally and outside the mainstream of astronomical ...more
Paperback, 345 pages
Published April 24th 1984 by MIT Press (MA)
(first published 1981)
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