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Revolutionaries of the Cosmos

£9.99

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Galileo, Newton, Herschel, Huggins, Hale, Eddington, Shapley and Hubble: these astronomers applied ideas drawn from physics to astronomy and made dramatic changes to the world-pictures that they inherited. They showed that celestial objects are composed of the same materials as the earth and that they behave in the same way. They displaced successively the earth, the sun and finally the milky way galaxy from being the centre of the universe. This book contains their biographies and outlines their greatest discoveries. Hard work, physical insight, desire for fame and a strong belief in the rightness of their own ideas were characteristics of all eight. Their often quirky personalities led them into bitter controversies with their contemporaries. But their successes arose from the outstanding clarity of their thoughts, their practical ability and their strong sense of direction in science.

CONDITION: Minor scuffs to DJ but otherwise like new. No foxing or discolouration. (See photos)

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Ian Glass
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.5 x 16.5 x 2.5cm
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198570996
ISBN-13:
9780198570998
Number of pages:
317
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Revolutionaries of the Cosmos

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Galileo, Newton, Herschel, Huggins, Hale, Eddington, Shapley and Hubble: these astronomers applied ideas drawn from physics to astronomy and made dramatic changes to the world-pictures that they inherited. They showed that celestial objects are composed of the same materials as the earth and that they behave in the same way. They displaced successively the earth, the sun and finally the milky way galaxy from being the centre of the universe. This book contains their biographies and outlines their greatest discoveries. Hard work, physical insight, desire for fame and a strong belief in the rightness of their own ideas were characteristics of all eight. Their often quirky personalities led them into bitter controversies with their contemporaries. But their successes arose from the outstanding clarity of their thoughts, their practical ability and their strong sense of direction in science.

CONDITION: Minor scuffs to DJ but otherwise like new. No foxing or discolouration. (See photos)

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Ian Glass
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.5 x 16.5 x 2.5cm
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198570996
ISBN-13:
9780198570998
Number of pages:
317
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Revolutionaries of the Cosmos

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