Conceptions of Cosmos: From Myths to the Accelerating Universe: A History of Cosmology

Conceptions of Cosmos: From Myths to the Accelerating Universe: A History of Cosmology

Helge Kragh / Nov 13, 2019

Conceptions of Cosmos From Myths to the Accelerating Universe A History of Cosmology Presenting a history of how the universe at large became the object of scientific understanding this title offers an integrated and comprehensive account of cosmology that covers all major events fro

  • Title: Conceptions of Cosmos: From Myths to the Accelerating Universe: A History of Cosmology
  • Author: Helge Kragh
  • ISBN: 9780199209163
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Presenting a history of how the universe at large became the object of scientific understanding, this title offers an integrated and comprehensive account of cosmology that covers all major events from Aristotle s Earth centred cosmos to the discovery of the accelerating universe.

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    About "Helge Kragh"

      • Helge Kragh

        Helge Stjernholm Kragh is a Danish historian of science.Kragh studied mathematics and physics at the University of Copenhagen before obtaining his PhD in 1981 at the University of Roskilde He is a professor at the Centre for Science Studies of Aarhus University.Kragh s areas of study are the history of physics from the mid 19th century onward, the history of astronomy, the history of cosmology and the history of chemistry.


    582 Comments

    1. It is a very informative, well written, and objective introduction to the history of Cosmology. I would recommend.


    2. During different astronomical workshop some time I use to present a lecture titled 'Changing Vision of the Cosmos'. The most amazing part of this book is its contents similar as my lecture presentation topics. When I found I just said, WOW! :P


    3. Kragh presents a comprehensive yet speedy overview on humankinds conceptions of the cosmos. He does this in a very attractive way: skipping the nonsensical animistic forms (just skimming some more intellectual ones) and speeding it up until he reaches the 20th century. This is the moment in history when in less than a century our view of the cosmos has changed so dramatically and radically, that its worth more than half the book. Kragh deals with the different theories and versions of theories i [...]


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