n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Revolutionaries of the Cosmos The Astro-Physicists, by Ian S. Glass : book review

Volume 65, Issue 3_4
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... april 2006 51 book reviews Revolutionaries of the Cosmos The Astro-Physicists by Ian S Glass Oxford University Press 2005 Hardback, pp xiii+336, numerous halftones and line drawings Size: 234mm x 156mm Weight: 0.72kg ISBN-10: 0-19-857099-6 ISBN-13: 978-0-19-857099-8 Price: R675, ?35.00 Revolutionaries of the Cosmos comprises the biographies of eight astronomers, who, since the end of the Renaissance, have had a profound influence on astronomy and particularly on physical astronomy or as it is now known, astrophysics (a term introduced in the late 19th century), hence the sub-title: The Astro-Physicists. These eight, as chosen by the author for ..

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