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Description - Conceptions of Cosmos by Professor Helge S. Kragh

This book is a historical account of how natural philosophers and scientists have endeavoured to understand the universe at large, first in a mythical and later in a scientific context. Starting with the creation stories of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, the book covers all the major events in theoretical and observational cosmology, from Aristotle's cosmos over the Copernican revolution to the discovery of the accelerating universe in the late 1990s. It presents cosmology as a subject including scientific as well as non-scientific dimensions, and tells the story of how it developed into a true science of the heavens. Contrary to most other books in the history of cosmology, it offers an integrated account of the development with emphasis on the modern Einsteinian and post-Einsteinian period. Starting in the pre-literary era, it carries the story onwards to the early years of the 21st century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199209163
ISBN-10: 0199209162
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 18mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Professor Helge S. Kragh

Professor Helge S. Kragh History of Science Department, University of Aarhus, Denmark. 1988-90, Associate Professor (Physics, History of Science) at Cornell University, NY, USA. 1994-97, Professor of History of Science, University of Oslo, Norway. 1997 onwards Professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

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Conceptions of Cosmos by Professor Helge S. Kragh
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Entropic Creation by Professor Helge S. Kragh
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