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By John M. Templeton, Sir, Donald G. York, Owen Gingerich

A few four hundred years after the 1st recognized patent software for a telescope by means of Hans Lipperhey, The Astronomy Revolution: four hundred Years of Exploring the Cosmos surveys the results of this device and explores the questions that experience arisen out of medical learn in astronomy and cosmology. encouraged through the foreign New imaginative and prescient four hundred convention held in Beijing in October 2008, this interdisciplinary quantity brings jointly accelerated and up-to-date contributions from 26 esteemed convention audio system and invited others. taking a look past questions of technological know-how to the function of ethical accountability in human civilizations, the booklet bargains the original vantage issues of contributions from either jap and Western cultures. widely illustrated in complete colour, this e-book involves six components. aimed toward younger scientists, the 1st half provides views on creativity and expertise in clinical discovery. within the moment half, individuals study how the telescope has impacted our wisdom of the Universe—from the formation of galaxies to the loss of life of stars. The 3rd a part of the booklet outlines a few of the demanding situations we are facing in figuring out darkish topic, darkish strength, black holes, and cosmic rays, and the fourth half discusses new applied sciences that might be priceless in attacking new and unresolved questions. The 5th a part of the ebook examines the highbrow effect that the telescope has had on society in China and within the West. The publication concludes with an research of "big questions": what's the beginning of the legislation of physics as we all know them? Are those legislation an identical in every single place? How do those clinical legislation relate to the ethical legislation of society? Does what we all know rely on cultural methods of asking the questions? Is there lifestyles in other places? And what in regards to the questions that technology can't resolution? Celebrating the ancient value of the telescope, this specified e-book seeks to motivate all these concerned or drawn to the firm of astronomy as humankind keeps the search to unveil the heavens.

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