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Bartusiak, Marcia, ed. Archives of the universe; 100 discoveries that transformed our understanding of the cosmos.

BARTUSIAK, Marcia, ed. Archives of the universe; I00 discoveries that transformed our understanding of the cosmos. Random House, Vintage. 695p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. c2004.0-375-71368-9. $18.95. SA

Bartusiak's survey of the history of astronomy combines facts about heavenly bodies with schematic drawings and mathematical formulas. There are snippets from classic works by Ptolemy, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and William Herschel, while the text ranges from the discovery of Halley's comet and shifts in the solar system to Barnard's photos of nebulae. Appealing chapters comment on distances through space, the shape of the Milky Way, asteroids and sunspots, quasars, neutrino astronomy, and the expanding universe. The book features detailed notes, a 14-page bibliography, and meticulous indexing. This volume belongs on classroom science shelves and in public libraries to provide serious reference to satisfy the intellectually curious. Mary Ellen Snodgrass, Hickory, NC

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Date:Sep 1, 2006
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