The Book of the Cosmos: Imagining the Universe from Heraclitus to Hawking

By: Danielson, Dennis Richard (Editor)

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In this monumental book, Professor Dennis Danielson has assembled a remarkable anthology that surveys the richness and excitement of the human quest to understand the universe-its origin, its structure, and its significance. From the ancient world to the latest theories of cosmic physics, "The Book of the Cosmos" presents the art as well as the science of human attempts to describe the universe, not only in colorful scientific prose but also in engaging excerpts from poetry and philosophy, diaries and dialogues, essays and epistles, from writers as diverse as Aristotle, Copernicus, Cicero, Albert Einstein, and Edgar Allan Poe.Here, as never before in a single volume, we taste firsthand the exhilaration, flair, and occasional bewilderment of a hundred authors from across written history who shaped, and continue to shape, our view of the cosmos.

Title: The Book of the Cosmos: Imagining the Universe from Heraclitus to Hawking

Author: Danielson, Dennis Richard (Editor)

Categories: Science, General, Physics, Astronomy,

Publisher: Cambrige, MA, Perseus Books Group: 2000

ISBN Number: 0738202479

ISBN Number 13: 9780738202471

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 126661

Description: Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. 556 pages.