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An essential guide to pioneering developments in astronomy that tells the story of our notions of space, time and physics of the cosmos – from antiquity to the present.
From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, embark on a journey through the wonders of the universe. With topics from the Copernican Revolution to the startling theories of recent science, The astronomy book uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to explain hard-to-understand concepts and explain nearly 100 major astronomical ideas. The biographies of the most important astronomers over the centuries such as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble and Hawking, The astronomy book present their theories and discoveries in a user-friendly format to access and follow the information.
Series overview: The series "Big Ideas Simply Explained" uses creative design and innovative graphics as well as straightforward and engaging writing to make complex topics easier to understand. So far, these award-winning books, which have sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, provide exactly the information needed for students, families, or anyone else who needs entertaining, thought-provoking refresher on a single theme.