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The Universe: An Illustrated History of Astronomy
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The Universe: An Illustrated History of Astronomy
by Worth Press Limited

Here we track the history of the Universe and our quest to find our place within it. The story begins among the rough-hewn rocks of ancient megaliths such as Stonehenge, when they are positioned to catch the rising Sun. It continues when the Greek genius Aristarchus pictures the geometry of Earth, Moon, and Sun, revealing the huge empty spaces between them; when Edwin Hubble shows that the Universe is getting ever larger; and when Swiss astronomer Fritz Zwicky finds that most of the Universe is missing. Includes a removable fold-out concertina neatly housed in the back of the book. This fold-out provides a 12-page Timeline History of the Universe that embeds the story in historical context and shows Who Did What When at a glance.

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Publication date: 26 Sep 2012

ISBN: URN:ISBN:9781849310673

OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:8321

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