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Discoverers of the universe

Michael A. Hoskin

Discoverers of the universe

William and Caroline Herschel

by Michael A. Hoskin

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMichael Hoskin
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQB35 .H75 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24524289M
ISBN 109780691148335
LC Control Number2010031694
OCLC/WorldCa656213173

Got it from Big Bad Wolf Book Fair It's in English so I review it in this. The book tells about the universe in detailed explanation, start from the planet (each planet until page 80th), meteors & meteorite, the origin of the moon, the dynamic universe like interstellar, black holes, nebulae, supernovae, exoplanets, supermassive black hole and so on/5. Discoverers of the Universe tells the gripping story of William Herschel, the brilliant, fiercely ambitious, emotionally complex musician and composer who became court astronomer to Britain’s King George III, and of William’s sister, Caroline, who assisted him in his observations of the night sky and became an accomplished astronomer in her own right.

Bronze Age. Many early innovations of the Bronze Age were requirements resulting from the increase in trade, and this also applies to the scientific advances of this context, the major civilizations of this period are Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley, with Greece rising in importance towards the end of the third millennium BC. Such a universe has no distinct beginning and no predictable end. In the Plasma Universe, galaxies come together slowly over a much greater time span than in the Big Bang theory, perhaps taking as long as billion years. Little of the evidence for the Plasma Universe comes from .

It opened a whole new branch of possibilities of measuring distances on the universe, and this discovery was the basis for the work done by Edwin Hubble on extragalactic astronomy. [ edit ] German physicist Karl Schwarzschild uses Albert Einstein 's theory of general relativity to lay the groundwork for black hole theory.   My two books, Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive, Beyond the Galaxy: How humanity looked beyond our Milky Way and discovered the entire Universe, are available for.


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Together, they transformed our view of the universe from /5(7). Discoverers of the Universe tells the gripping story of William Herschel, the brilliant, fiercely ambitious, emotionally complex musician and composer who became court astronomer to Britain's King George III, and of William's sister, Caroline, who assisted him in his observations of the night sky and became an accomplished astronomer in her own right/5.

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Together, they transformed our view of the universe from Price Range: $ - $ The Discoverers by Daniel Boorstin, published inis a solid, thoroughly researched and well documented series of 82 essays on the history of human discovery.

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Together, they transformed our view of the universe from. In the introduction to his _Secrets of the Universe: How We Discovered The Cosmos_ (The University of Chicago Press), he explains that as a working astronomer in the seventies, he found a star that was responsible for a beam of x-rays that had previously been detected, and that the star was a result of a supernova explosion 3, years by: 1.

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Together, they transformed our view of the. Bang. is the first book you selected, subtitled “A Complete History of the Universe”.

Please give us a précis. This book is a general overview of astronomy, and doesn’t go into detail about any one thing. It basically takes the reader on a tour of the entire universe, and tells you everything you want to know. "The book's precise descriptions and captions brilliantly complement the nearly full-color Hubble images.

this is an amazing book. Outstanding." — Library Journal "A treasure map to the majesty of our universe." — Publishers Weekly "A reminder that the finest telescope in space might also be the greatest camera ever created."5/5(3). Discoverers of the Universe deserves a place on any bookshelf."--Peter Smith, "The book shows an extraordinary volume of research, but then Hoskin has been researching and writing about the Herschels for nearly half a century/5(24).

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The most celebrated astronomer of the 18th century was for the first half of his career a professional musician. And yet not five years into his new vocation, William Herschel, the discoverer of Uranus (which was initially dubbed "George"), was being hailed by Jérôme de Lalande, the French stargazer and writer, as "le plus celebre astronome de tous les astronomes de l'universe".

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[Michael A Hoskin] -- This biography traces William and Caroline Herschel's many extraordinary contributions to astronomy, shedding new light on their productive but complicated relationship, and setting their scientific.