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Title The astronomy book / [Jacqueline Mitton, consultant editor ; David W. Hughes [and others], contributors].

Publication Info. New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2017.


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Edition First American edition.
Description 352 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Big ideas simply explained
Big ideas simply explained.
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction -- From myth to science : 600 BCE-1550 CE -- The telescope revolution : 1550-1750 -- Uranus to Neptune : 1750-1850 -- The rise of Astrophysics : 1850-1915 -- Atoms, stars, and galaxies : 1915-1950 -- New windows on the universe : 1950-1975 -- The triumph of technology : 1975-present.
Summary An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos--from ancient times to the present day. From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain almost 100 big astronomical ideas. Covering the biographies of key astronomers through the ages such as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking, The Astronomy Book details their theories and discoveries in a user-friendly format to make the information accessible and easy to follow.
Subject Astronomy.
Added Author Mitton, Jacqueline, contributor.
Hughes, David W. (David Wolstenholme), 1941- contributor.
Dinwiddie, Robert, 1953- contributor.
Johnson, Penny, 1960- contributor.
Jackson, Tom, 1972- contributor.
DK Publishing, Inc., publisher.
ISBN 9781465464187 (hardcover)
1465464182 (hardcover)

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