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Cosmic Vistas  -  A Popular History of Astronomy
Cosmic Vistas - A Popular History of Astronomy

Cosmic Vistas - A Popular History of Astronomy

by Biman Basu

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Language

English

Publisher

National Book Trust

ISBN

8123739427 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 131

Binding

Paperback

Biman Basu

Author: Biman Basu
Publisher: National Book Trust
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 131
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123739427

Description

With advancements in observation techniques over the millennia, mankind's ideas about the cosmos have changed dramatically. Beginning with naked eye observation of the ancient astronomers, observation techniques have progressed dramatically with the invention of the optical telescope, radio telescope, and the telescopes capable of observing the cosmos in X-ray and gamma ray wavelengths.

This book presents the exciting story of the unraveling of the cosmos, beginning with ancient ideas to the most recent findings made, using the latest technological tools.

Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface

In the Beginning
Patterns in the Stars
Vedic Concepts
Earth at the Centre
Place of the Sun
Planetary Paths
Beyond the Eye
Newton's Genius
Einstein's Universe
Amazing Reflectors
The Radio Sky
View from Space
Planetary Worlds
Measuring the Cosmos

The Nakshatra

Recommended Reading
Index

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