How the World Works: Astronomy (Paperback)

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Astronomy traces one of humanity's oldest obsessions. This accessible, fascinating account of discoveries from the times of Palaeolithic star-gazers to current space missions shows how we have come to know so much about the universe. At the same time, unfolding knowledge has opened new horizons to explore. Our understanding of the boundless cosmos has only just begun.

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Astronomy traces one of humanity's oldest obsessions. This accessible, fascinating account of discoveries from the times of Palaeolithic star-gazers to current space missions shows how we have come to know so much about the universe. At the same time, unfolding knowledge has opened new horizons to explore. Our understanding of the boundless cosmos has only just begun.

Topics include:
* Cosmology, from ancient times to the Big Bang
* Our place in the solar system
* Astrolabes, telescopes, and radio astronomy
* Mapping the stars
* Space missions and probes
* Comets, asteroids, supernovae, and black holes
* The unknown, from empty space to dark energy

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ISBN 9781784286613
Length (cm) 16.0000
Width (cm) 2.0000
Height (cm) 23.0000
Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd.
Publication Date Jun 15, 2017
Pages (number) 208
Genre Science and Nature
Author Anne Rooney
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Format Paperback
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