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Revolutionaries of the Cosmos

The Astro-Physicists

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Revolutionaries of the Cosmos by Ian Glass
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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.

Author Biography

Ian Glass SAAO PO Box 9 Observatory 7935 South Africa
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2005
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Numerous halftones and line drawings
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
332
Dimensions
163x242x23
ISBN-13
9780198570998
Product ID
2247435

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