Measuring the Universe

Van Helden Albert
Measuring the Universe is the first history of the evolution of cosmic dimensions, from the work of Eratosthenes and Aristarchus in the third century B.C. to the efforts of Edmond Halley (1656--1742). Van Helden's authoritative treatment is concise and informative; he refers to numerous sources of information, draws on the... Read More
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Measuring the Universe is the first history of the evolution of cosmic dimensions, from the work of Eratosthenes and Aristarchus in the third century B.C. to the efforts of Edmond Halley (1656--1742).

Van Helden's authoritative treatment is concise and informative; he refers to numerous sources of information, draws on the discoveries of modern scholarship, and presents the first book-length treatment of this exceedingly important branch of science.--Edward Harrison, American Journal of Physics

Van Helden writes well, with a flair for clear explanation. I warmly recommend this book.--Colin A. Ronan, Journal of the British Astronomical Association

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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226848825
ISBN-13 9780226848822
GTIN-13 9780226848822
GTIN-14 09780226848822
Subtitle Cosmic Dimensions from Aristarchus to Halley
Author Van Helden Albert
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 212
Publication Date Sep 14, 1986
Dimension 6.06 in 9.02 in 0.51 in