Galileo's New Universe: The Revolution In Our Understanding Of The Cosmos
The historical and social implications of the telescope and that instrument’s modern-day significance are brought into startling focus in this fascinating account. When Galileo looked to the sky with his perspicillum, or spyglass, roughly 400 years ago, he could not have fathomed the amount of change his astonishing findings—a seemingly flat moon magically transformed into a dynamic, crater-filled...
Paperback: 174 pages
Publisher: BenBella Books (March 1, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 3893870
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“I was expecting a book about Galileo and his concept of the universe, and while this is covered it is not the main focus of the book. Its subtitle Celebrating the Telescopes 400th Anniversary, is a more accurate reflection of the contents of the boo...”
orb and a large, black sky suddenly held millions of galaxies—would have on civilizations. Reflecting on how Galileo’s world compares with contemporary society, this insightful analysis deftly moves from the cutting-edge technology available in 17th-century Europe to the unbelievable phenomena discovered during the last 50 years, documenting important astronomical advances and the effects they have had over the years.