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Book of the Cosmos : Imagining the Universe from Heraclitus to Hawking

Book of the Cosmos : Imagining the Universe from Heraclitus to Hawking - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0738204987

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ISBN13: 978-0738204987
ISBN10: 0738204986
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Perseus Press
Published: 2000
International: No

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Book of the Cosmos : Imagining the Universe from Heraclitus to Hawking - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0738204987

Dennis Ed. Danielson

ISBN13: 978-0738204987
ISBN10: 0738204986
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Perseus Press
Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

What is the cosmos? How did it come into being? How are we related to it, and what is our place in it? The Book of the Cosmos assembles for the first time in one volume the great minds of the Western world who have considered these questions from biblical times to the present. It is a book of many authors-Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Galileo are here, of course, in all their genius, but so are Edgar Allan Poe, Annie Jump Cannon (a "human computer" and lyrical classifier of stars), and Sir Martin Rees, who proposes an "ensemble of universes" of which ours happens to be among the most interesting. In these pages the universe is made and unmade in a variety of configurations; it spins along on superstrings, teems with intelligent life, and could end without warning. The Book of the Cosmos provides a thrilling read to set the heart racing and the mind soaring.

Author Bio

Danielson, Dennis : University of British Columbia

Dennis Danielson is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he teaches honors and graduate courses in the literature of cosmology.

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