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Conceptions of Cosmos
From Myths to the Accelerating Universe - A History of Cosmology
subject including scientific as well as non-scientific dimensions, and tells the story of how it developed into a true science of the heavens. Contrary to most other books in the history of cosmology, it offers an integrated account of the development with emphasis on the modern Einsteinian and
post-Einsteinian period. Starting in the pre-literary era, it carries the story onwards to the early years of the 21st century. - ;'With clarity and grace, Kragh fits a tremendous mass of facts, ideas, and interconnections into this slim volume intended for students, general readers, and interconections into this slim volume intended for students, general readers, and scholars in sciences and humanities.' Historical Studies in the Phyiscal and Biological Sciences, volume 37, part 2. - ;Conceptions of Cosmos is aimed at a relatively broad audience, though some background in the physical sciences will be used for the 20th-century sections. The book will certainly be enjoyed by working scientists and historians of science; its superb overview of the history of cosmology is unrivalled in terms of reliability and range of coverage. Physics Today, January 2008. - ;Kragh...writes with engaging clarity and insight. His book is thought-provoking and enlightening, a joy from beginning to end. Essential reading... - Times Higher Education Supplement
285 pages; ISBN 9780191526169