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Seeing And Believing By Richard Panek

Seeing And Believing

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Seamlessly fusing elements of philosophy, politics, literature, and religion, this fascinating narrative chronicles our humbling journey into a universe infinitely more vast than we ever imagined.
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Seeing And Believing: How the Telescope Opened Our Eyes And Minds to the Heavens by Richard Panek

"Seeing and Believing" tells the story, visionary by visionary and discovery by discovery, of the telescope, one of the few inventions that have revolutionized our view of the universe and how we fit into it. In the tradition of Dava Sobel's "Longitude," "Seeing and Believing" focuses on the often larger-than-life figures whose insights and breakthroughs made our cosmological odyssey possible - from Galileo himself to William Herschel, the musician-turned-astronomer who discovered Uranus, to George Ellery Hale, who regularly conversed with an elf yet managed nonetheless to found both the Mount Wilson and Mount Palomar observatories. But the most fascinating character of all is the telescope itself, which, designed solely to help us determine our place in the scheme of things, is an evolving metaphor for how we see ourselves.

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GOR001944302
Seeing And Believing: How the Telescope Opened Our Eyes And Minds to the Heavens by Richard Panek
Richard Panek
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
1998-10-01
208
0670876283
9780670876280
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