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The Story Of Astronomy - Jefferson Weaver

Paperback Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9780738205861
Number Of Pages: 387

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Trace the development of astronomy from early Greek stargazers to the ambitious pioneers: Brahe, Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton - who braved persecution and ridicule to fight for a science that relied not on ancient authorities and scriptures, but on logic, math, and careful observation. As Motz and Weaver show, the fruits of this noble pursuit - the elegant, simple natural laws - opened our eyes to the elusive rotations of the heavenly bodies, and gave rise to classical physics, and, finally, the vigorous, thriving science of astronomy today. These engaging authors go on to depict the brilliant revolution in astronomy that shattered classical physics and transformed our concepts of time, space, and matter. Beginning with Einstein's theory of relativity, Motz and Weaver celebrate and savour the twentieth century's greatest advances in physics, chemistry, and mathematics, each of which have dramatically reshaped modern astronomy.

The Origins of Astronomyp. 1
The Ancient Cosmologiesp. 13
The Greek Philosophers and the Early Greek Astronomersp. 21
From Aristarchus to Ptolemy: The Birth of Accurate Observational Astronomyp. 39
The Revival of European Astronomyp. 57
Tycho Brahe and Johannes Keplerp. 69
Galileo, the Astronomical Telescope, and the Beginning of Modern Astronomyp. 89
The Newtonian Erap. 107
The Rise of Modern Astronomyp. 129
Post-Newtonian Astronomyp. 143
The Beginning of the New Age of Astronomy: Beyond the Solar Systemp. 159
Astronomy as a Branch of Physicsp. 185
The New Physics and Its Impact on Astronomyp. 205
Relativity and Astronomyp. 233
The Origin and Development of Astrophysicsp. 257
Stellar Evolution and the Beginning of Galactic Astronomyp. 279
Beyond the Stars: The Galaxiesp. 309
Cosmologyp. 331
Epiloguep. 353
Bibliographyp. 361
Indexp. 363
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ISBN: 9780738205861
ISBN-10: 0738205869
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 387
Published: 1st January 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.08 x 13.87  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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