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Author North, John David.

Title Cosmos : an illustrated history of astronomy and cosmology / John North.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail High Use  520.9 NORT  TWO HOUR LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description xxv, 876 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [785]-814) and index.
Contents 1. Prehistoric astronomy -- 2. Ancient Egypt -- 3. Mesopotamia -- 4. The Greek and Roman worlds -- 5. China and Japan -- 6. Pre-Columbian America -- 7. Indian and Persian astronomy -- 8. Eastern Islam -- 9. Western Islam and Christian Spain -- 10. Medieval and early Renaissance Europe -- 11. Copernicus' planetary theory -- 12. The new empiricism -- 13. The rise of physical astronomy -- 14. New astronomical problems -- 15. Precision and the new astrophysics -- 16. Galaxies, stars, and atoms -- 17. The renewal of cosmology -- 18. Radio astronomy -- 19. Observatories in space -- 20. Macrocosm and microcosm.
Subject Astronomy -- History.
Cosmology -- History.
ISBN 9780226594408 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226594415 (paperback: alk. paper)
0226594408 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226594416 (paperback: alk. paper)