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Measuring the universe : cosmic dimensions from Aristarchus to Halley (edition 1985)
Measuring the Universe: Cosmic Dimensions from Aristarchus to Halley by Albert Van Helden
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0226848825, Paperback)
Measuring the Universe is the first history of the evolution of cosmic dimensions, from the work of Eratosthenes and Aristarchus in the third century B.C. to the efforts of Edmond Halley (1656—1742).
"Van Helden's authoritative treatment is concise and informative; he refers to numerous sources of information, draws on the discoveries of modern scholarship, and presents the first book-length treatment of this exceedingly important branch of science."—Edward Harrison, American Journal of Physics
"Van Helden writes well, with a flair for clear explanation. I warmly recommend this book."—Colin A. Ronan, Journal of the British Astronomical Association
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