The Story of Astronomy: From Babylonian Stargazers to the Search for the Big Bang
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Originally sold for $29.95. From the ancient origins of astronomy to the Copernican revolution, and from Galileo to Hawking's research into black holes, "The Story of Astronomy" charts the discoveries of some of the greatest minds in human history, and their attempts to unveil the secrets of the stars. Peter Aughton's trademark narrative style demystifies some of the biggest breakthroughs in the history of science. Packed full of fascinating nuggets such as why we have 60 minutes in an hour, how the Romans bodged the invention of the leap year and when people really discovered the Earth wasn't flat and explaining in the most straightforward and compelling way what Newton, Einstein, Hubble and Hawking really achieved. Richly informative, highly readable, and illustrated with 150 paintings, diagrams, and color photographs, here is the fascinating 3000-year story of humanity's search for answers in the stars. Hardcover, 221 pages.
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