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Mapping the Universe : Exploring and chronicling the cosmos / Anne Rooney.

Rooney, Anne, (author.).
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Monon Town and Twp PL - Monon 523.1 ROO (Text) 36825000882298 Non-Fiction In process -

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  • ISBN: 9781784289171
  • ISBN: 1784289175
  • Physical Description: 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: London [England] : Sirius 2017.

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General Note:
Chiefly illustrations.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: into the void -- The centre of all things: from Ptolemy to Copernicus -- Mapping the moon: our natural satellite -- From points to planets: our celestial backyard -- The sun in its system : Sol, the nearest star -- Twinkle, twinkle: from tiny spots to distant suns -- Infinity and beyond: to the edge of the universe.
Summary, etc.:
"Ever since man first raised his eyes heavenwards, we have been fascinated with the skies, stars and what might lie beyond. Unlocking the mysteries of the universe was a preoccupation of astronomers such as Ptolemy, Galileo and Copernicus. Some of these early thinkers risked their lives and reputations by suggesting shockingly that God and the Earth were not central to universal design. Their revolutionary findings sparked a desire to discover and explain the mysteries that lie beyond our world, which continues to this day. This book presents a selection of beautiful illustrations of the increasingly observable cosmos, from hand-colored maps of ancient times to photographs of distant galaxies viewed through powerful, state-of-the-art space telescopes."--
Subject: Cosmology in art.
Genre: Illustrated works.

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