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Theories of the Universe: From Babylonian Myth to Modern Science (Library of Scientific Thought) Paperback – March 1, 1965

ISBN-13: 978-0029222706 ISBN-10: 0029222702

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  • Paperback: 452 pages
  • Publisher: The Free Press (March 1, 1965)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0029222702
  • ISBN-13: 978-0029222706
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ellen Whyte on October 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
Want understand what Stephen Hawking and his colleagues are talking about, but have no idea about the history of cosmology? Then this is the book you're looking for.
This collection of texts taken from writings by Plato, Copernicus, Galilei, Ptolomy, Einstein, Hubble and other theorists discus what the universe is made of, how it works and (ultimately) what our place is in the Grand Scheme of Things, offering good insight into how our knowledge of the universe has developed over the last 40 centuries from Babylonian times to the 20th Century.
As this book was originally published in 1957 and reprinted in 1965, the latest theories are not included. It is therefore not a book for mathematicians or physicists interested in learning the latest theories, but rather a book for those interested in a well-written, general introduction to the field of cosmology.
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