A Brief History of the Universe

A Brief History of the Universe Since the dawn of time men have gazed at the stars and attempted to chart the heavens Beginning at Stonehenge and ending with the current crisis in String Theory the story of this eternal question t

  • Title: A Brief History of the Universe
  • Author: J.P. McEvoy
  • ISBN: 9780762436224
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since the dawn of time, men have gazed at the stars and attempted to chart the heavens Beginning at Stonehenge and ending with the current crisis in String Theory, the story of this eternal question to uncover the mysteries of the universe describes a narrative that includes some of the greatest discoveries of all time and leading personalities, including Aristotle, CoperSince the dawn of time, men have gazed at the stars and attempted to chart the heavens Beginning at Stonehenge and ending with the current crisis in String Theory, the story of this eternal question to uncover the mysteries of the universe describes a narrative that includes some of the greatest discoveries of all time and leading personalities, including Aristotle, Copernicus, and Isaac Newton, and the rise to the modern era of Einstein, Eddington, and Hawking.

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    1. At 317 pages this is definately a Brief history of astronomy. The problem with books on the history of astronomy is that there is so much material out there, its difficult to decide where to start and what to include. Mankind has pretty much been practicing astronomy in some way (however primitive) since humans have been around.This book starts with ancient Babylon and works its way through the Big Bang and the discovery of the CMB. Despite being published recently, there is no mention of the cu [...]

    2. On page 131 and so far really enjoying it. I really like this whole series "A Brief History Of " I find them in the bargain section of the Chapters/Indigo chain and they are a great way to learn about all sorts of subjects. This is one of my faves along side of " A brief History of Mankind" & "A brief History of Infinity"

    3. Loved this book - definitely one to keep for reference. For anyone just interested in & learning about astronomy, & the cosmos, this book is a wonderful introduction.Recent developments, & the rapid expansion of knowledge of the Universe, mean that this book is already 'outdated'' but focus on the 'history' - and it's all there.

    4. A fantastic history of science which keeps you interested in the people and the science they were conducting. It specifically focuses on scientists and discoveries dealing with Astronomy and Astrophysics. One of my favorites and highly recommended.

    5. If you are fascinated by the dynamic qualities of the universe; if you dream of the possibilities of the future based on the leaps in advancements in recent years; if you love combining the lessons learned in history which go hand in hand with the study of Nature of the past Masters, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton, then this book is a must read. It is written in a way that is accessible to anyone. It will fill you with wonder and new awe for the history of the study of N [...]

    6. This book is exactly what it says it is. I brief history, mostly of astronomy. If you are looking for something in the cosmology sector you may skip this one as it ends not too many years after Einstein right when the Cosmological world is getting hot so to say. A good short history lesson, not too much fluff, but also not a terrible amount of substance.

    7. The book talks more of the history of whom discovered the universe than the history of universe itself. Although the difficulty of synthesizing all of the facts about this field of sciense, this book loses itself in names of scientists and small details.

    8. It definitely made me more knowledgeable about history, when these things (e.g microwave radiation) were discovered, and who discovered them. Too bad I'm too young and stupid to have understood the things in the book completely

    9. This was a fitting bookend (pun intended) after watching Cosmos on the small screen & Interstellar on the big screen.

    10. A brief history from ancient Babylon to the Big Bang. Plato to Galileo to Newton to Einstein. Geocentric to Heliocentricl in the search of The Universe and Beyond !!!

    11. This was really well written not too technical however he has managed to cover the full history in a very compact manner well worth the read.

    12. Great book is you're looking for a broad overview of the history of astronomy and cosmology. I learned quite a lot that I'd never learned before! Recommended for the beginner astronomer.

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