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The Universe: An Illustrated History of Astronomy

By: Publication details: United Kingdom; Worth Press Ltd; 26 Sep 2012Description: 144 Pages; HardbackISBN:
  • 9781849310673
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 520.9
Summary: Here we track the history of the Universe and our quest to find our place within it. The story begins among the rough-hewn rocks of ancient megaliths such as Stonehenge, when they are positioned to catch the rising Sun. It continues when the Greek genius Aristarchus pictures the geometry of Earth, Moon, and Sun, revealing the huge empty spaces between them; when Edwin Hubble shows that the Universe is getting ever larger; and when Swiss astronomer Fritz Zwicky finds that most of the Universe is missing. Includes a removable fold-out concertina neatly housed in the back of the book. This fold-out provides a 12-page Timeline History of the Universe that embeds the story in historical context and shows Who Did What When at a glance.
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Item type Current library Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Karachi In Store 520.9 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available PKLC007105
Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Lahore Science 520.9 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available PKLL002850
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Here we track the history of the Universe and our quest to find our place within it. The story begins among the rough-hewn rocks of ancient megaliths such as Stonehenge, when they are positioned to catch the rising Sun. It continues when the Greek genius Aristarchus pictures the geometry of Earth, Moon, and Sun, revealing the huge empty spaces between them; when Edwin Hubble shows that the Universe is getting ever larger; and when Swiss astronomer Fritz Zwicky finds that most of the Universe is missing. Includes a removable fold-out concertina neatly housed in the back of the book. This fold-out provides a 12-page Timeline History of the Universe that embeds the story in historical context and shows Who Did What When at a glance.

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