The Norton History of Astronomy and Cosmology

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Norton, 1994 - Astronomy - 697 pages
In this book, the author recounts the development of celestial knowledge from prehistory to Stephen Hawking and the Hubble Space Telescope, from the megalithic observatory at Stonehenge, through the great early civilizations of the Maya, Egypt, and China, to the discoveries of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and the scientists of our own day. The result is a brilliant, engaging history of humanity's quest to understand its place in the cosmos.

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About the author (1994)

John North is Professor Emeritus of History of Philosophy and the Exact Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands and the author of numerous books including "Stonehenge: A New Interpretation of Prehistoric Man and the Cosmos "and" The Ambassadors' Secret. "

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