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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226848822
ISBN-10: 0226848825
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 159mm x 13mm)
Pages: 212
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1986
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Albert Van Helden

Albert Van Helden is professor of history at Rice University and the author of "The Invention of the Telescope."

Books By Author Albert Van Helden