By Kerry Kuehn
This booklet offers a chronological advent to the sciences of astronomy and cosmology in response to the studying and research of important decisions from vintage texts, similar to Ptolemy’s The Almagest, Kepler’s Epitome of Copernican Astronomy, Shapley’s Galaxies and Lemaître’s The Primeval Atom.
Each bankruptcy starts with a brief advent via a examining choice. conscientiously crafted examine questions draw out key issues within the textual content and concentration the reader’s consciousness at the author’s tools, research, and conclusions. Numerical and observational routines on the finish of every bankruptcy try the reader’s skill to appreciate and practice key strategies from the text.
The Heavens and the Earth is the 1st of 4 volumes in A Student’s consultant during the nice Physics Texts. This publication grew out of a four-semester undergraduate physics curriculum designed to motivate a serious and circumspect method of usual technology, whereas while getting ready scholars for complicated coursework in physics.
This booklet is very appropriate as a college-level textbook for college students of the average sciences, historical past or philosophy. It additionally serves as a textbook for complicated high-school scholars, or as a thematically-organized source-book for students and stimulated lay-readers. In learning the vintage clinical texts incorporated herein, the reader may be drawn towards a life of contemplation.
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