Synopses & Reviews
This book starts with thorough look at Astronomy from the earliest times, discussing what we could see with the naked eye and then makes its way through the ever more sophisticated tools. The awe inspiring images from the Hubble Telescope turn this into a “must have” for even those with the most casual interest in astronomy.
With a witty and accessible style Osborne leads us on a historical and informative journey through the philosophies of the universe including the importance of telescopes, mathematics and relativity theory and ending with contemporary mind-expanding concepts such as the reversibility of time and parallel universes.
A historical and informative journey through the philosophies of the universe, written in a witty and accessible style.
About the Author
Leo Marriott has watched the stars since he was a child. A sailor, pilot, and air traffic controller, he has always needed to know where he is and what information the objects around him can provide. As the author of more than 20 books, including a best seller on the Titanic, he has proved his ability to explain things clearly, in a text that is free of jargon and designed to educate and illuminate. He currently works for Airbus of Filton.