The Resource Blind watchers of the sky : the people and ideas that shaped our view of the universe, Rocky Kolb

Blind watchers of the sky : the people and ideas that shaped our view of the universe, Rocky Kolb

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Blind watchers of the sky : the people and ideas that shaped our view of the universe
Title
Blind watchers of the sky
Title remainder
the people and ideas that shaped our view of the universe
Statement of responsibility
Rocky Kolb
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Rocky Kolb's colorful recreation of the lives and accomplishments of Tycho, Kepler, Galileo, Herschel, Hubble, and other astronomers expands our image of scientists as merely long-haired youths dreaming under apple trees, disheveled old men with wild hair scribbling on blackboards, or bespectacled computer hackers. Contributing to our understanding of the universe have been princes and paupers, professors and mule drivers, solitary men and women working in isolation, and anonymous members of large scientific teams. The only thing they all shared is an unrelenting curiosity about the universe."--BOOK JACKET. "The book begins in 1572 with Tycho's startling revelation that the heavens can change, and ends with the explosive 20th-century discovery of the big bang. In an engaging, whimsical style, this leading cosmologist shares his personal insight into the profound ideas, silly misconceptions, and remarkable revolutions in thought that are all part of the process of discovery."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Kolb, Edward W
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.K689 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Helix books
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  • Cosmology
  • Solar system
Target audience
adult
Label
Blind watchers of the sky : the people and ideas that shaped our view of the universe, Rocky Kolb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-322) and index
Contents
  • 4.
  • The Galileo Equation.
  • 5.
  • Newton at a Distance
  • Pt. 2.
  • The Galaxy.
  • 6.
  • The Third Dimension.
  • 7.
  • Islands in the Sky
  • 1.
  • Pt. 3.
  • The Universe.
  • 8.
  • The Expanding Fog.
  • 9.
  • A Matter of Degrees.
  • 10.
  • Primordial Soup.
  • 11.
  • The Raw Edge.
  • Eyes on the Skies
  • The Devil in the Details
  • Permissions, Sources, and Credits
  • Pt. 1.
  • The Solar System.
  • 2.
  • Smashing the Celestial Spheres.
  • 3.
  • Wars of the Worlds.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 338 p.
Isbn
9780201489927
Lccn
95041438
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM33162131
  • CARL033162131
Label
Blind watchers of the sky : the people and ideas that shaped our view of the universe, Rocky Kolb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-322) and index
Contents
  • 4.
  • The Galileo Equation.
  • 5.
  • Newton at a Distance
  • Pt. 2.
  • The Galaxy.
  • 6.
  • The Third Dimension.
  • 7.
  • Islands in the Sky
  • 1.
  • Pt. 3.
  • The Universe.
  • 8.
  • The Expanding Fog.
  • 9.
  • A Matter of Degrees.
  • 10.
  • Primordial Soup.
  • 11.
  • The Raw Edge.
  • Eyes on the Skies
  • The Devil in the Details
  • Permissions, Sources, and Credits
  • Pt. 1.
  • The Solar System.
  • 2.
  • Smashing the Celestial Spheres.
  • 3.
  • Wars of the Worlds.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 338 p.
Isbn
9780201489927
Lccn
95041438
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM33162131
  • CARL033162131

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