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The Norton History of Astronomy and Cosmology

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What is our place in the cosmos? How big is the universe? No science has a more ancient lineage, or a greater capacity to awaken our sense of wonder, than astronomy and cosmology. With a witty and accessible style, John North tracks the development of celestial knowledge from prehistory to Stephen Hawking and the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Paperback, 600 pages
Published December 1st 1994 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published 1994)
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This is a really good overview of all astronomy from prehistory to the early 1900s. Some of the mathematical and technical descriptions are confusing and hard to follow. When it sticks to the history aspects, it's very well-written.
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