Modern Theories of the Universe: From Herschel to Hubble
Courier Corporation, 1994 M01 1 - 435 pages
This book provides an introduction to the fundamentals of stellar astronomy, a history of astronomy, and an account of how the science of astronomy challenged traditional philosophical and theological beliefs. Throughout the text are readings from the writings of scientists who contributed most significantly to the development of astronomy.
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Chapter One Methodology and the Telescope
Chapter Two Stellar Astronomy in the Period before
Chapter Four From William Herschel to 1860
Chapter Five The New Astronomy
Chapter Six From the New Astronomy to Henrietta Leavitt
Chapter Seven Background to the Great Debate
Chapter Eight The Great Debate
Chapter Nine The Resolution of the Issues in the Great Debate
Appendix Laboratory Exercise on Nebulae and on
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