Measuring the Cosmos: How Scientists Discovered the Dimensions of the Universe by Matthew D.H. Clark
Rutgers University Press; 1ST edition | June 10, 2004 | English | ISBN: 0813534046 | 216 pages | PDF | 7 MB
Humans have always viewed the heavens with wonder and awe. The skies have inspired reflection on the vastness of space, the wonder of creation, and humankind’s role in the universe. In just over one hundred years, science has moved from almost total ignorance about the actual distances to the stars and earth’s place in the galaxy to our present knowledge about the enormous size, mass, and age of the universe.