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Published: 26 January 2006

384 Pages | 39 halftones & line drawings


ISBN: 9780195171983

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The Oxford Guide to the History of Physics and Astronomy

Edited by John L. Heilbron

  • Features:
  • Traces worldwide developments in physics and astronomy from 1550 to the present
  • Covers methodology and hardware: how scientists developed their knowledge and the instruments they used
  • Provides scientific and historical perspectives on quarks, supernovas, black holes, radioactivity, and other topics of current interest
  • Includes a chronology, bibliography, and a detailed index