The Story of Astronomy

Author(s): Peter Aughton


Covers topics from the ancient origins of astronomy to the Copernican revolution, and from Galileo to Hawking's research into black holes. This book charts the discoveries of some of the greatest minds in human history, and their attempts to unveil the secrets of the stars.


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Peter Aughton is the author of the hugely popular history titles Endeavour: The Story of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage, Resolution, Newton's Apple, The Transit of Venus and Voyages that Changed the World (Quercus). Formerly a computer engineer in the aerospace industry, where he worked on the world's first supersonic airliner, he went on to lecture at the University of the West of England for 25 years.

General Fields

  • : 9781847246226
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : August 2008
  • : 276mm X 216mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : 150 colour images
  • : 256
  • : 520.9
  • : 1
  • : Hardback
  • : Peter Aughton