Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astro-Physicists

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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 ...

Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astro-Physicists 2008, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199550258

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Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astro-Physicists 2005, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198570998

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