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Seeing And Believing: How The Telescope Opened Our Eyes And Minds To The Heavens Richard Panek

Seeing And Believing: How The Telescope Opened Our Eyes And Minds To The Heavens

Richard Panek

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ISBN : 9780613268929
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The human race has not always lived in an infinite universe: for centuries, the earth spun at the center of a giant sphere, and the starlit dome of the night sky marked the ultimate boundary of the cosmos.The quirky tales of the men who pushed thoseMoreThe human race has not always lived in an infinite universe: for centuries, the earth spun at the center of a giant sphere, and the starlit dome of the night sky marked the ultimate boundary of the cosmos.The quirky tales of the men who pushed those heavenly limits further and further outward make up Seeing and Believing, Richard Paneks engaging and often amusing account of the telescope, and its significant role in revising humanitys perception of the universe. From Galileos momentous achievement in 1609 and William Herschel (the musician-turned-astronomer who discovered Uranus) to the crazy brilliance of George Ellery Hale and the minds behind the mighty Hubble space telescope, Panek focuses on the often larger-than-life figures behind our cosmological odyssey. Seemlessly fusing elements of philosophy, politics, literature, and religion, Seeing and Believing chronicles the human mind as it contemplates an ever widening universe.