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The astronomy book
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The astronomy book

Series: Big ideas

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780241225936

Publication Date: 28 Aug 2017

Subject: Space

Suitable for: Secondary

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How do we measure the Universe? Where is the event horizon? What is dark matter?

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Summary

How do we measure the Universe? Where is the event horizon? What is dark matter?

Since the dawn of humankind, people have look upwards at the heavens and tried to understand them. Over the centuries since, the science of astronomy has pushed back the frontiers of human knowledge in an attempt to understand the Universe and our place within it.

Contents

Introduction
From myth to science 600BCE-1550CE
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
Directory
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgements

Category
NF
Subject
Space
Dewey
520
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Col and B & W illus and photos
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Pub. date
28 Aug 2017
Edition
First
ISBN
9780241225936
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Binding
Hardback
Pages
352
Width
205mm
Height
242mm
Weight
1173g
Index
Yes
Contents page
Yes
Glossary
Yes
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