Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 February 2007

288 Pages

ISBN: 9780199209163

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Conceptions of Cosmos

From Myths to the Accelerating Universe: A History of Cosmology

Helge Kragh

This book presents the history of how the universe at large became the object of scientific understanding. Starting with the ancient creation myths, it offers an integrated and comprehensive account of cosmology that covers all major events from Aristotle's Earth-centred cosmos to the recent discovery of the accelearting universe.