Archives of the Universe

100 Discoveries That Transformed Our Understanding of the Cosmos
by Marcia Bartusiak
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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Publication Date: May 19, 2010

ISBN: 9780307513236

Binding: Kobo eBook

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An unparalleled history of astronomy presented in the words of the scientists who made the discoveries. Here are the writings of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Halley, Hubble, and Einstein, as well as that of dozens of others who have significantly contributed to our picture of the universe.

From Aristotle's proof that the Earth is round to the 1998 paper that posited an accelerating universe, this book contains 100 entries spanning the history of astronomy. Award-winning science writer Marcia Bartusiak provides enormously entertaining introductions, putting the material in context and explaining its place in the literature. Archives of the Universe is essential reading for professional astronomers, science history buffs, and backyard stargazers alike.