The Book Of The Cosmos: Imagining The Universe From Heraclitus To Hawking

@inproceedings{Danielson2000TheBO,
  title={The Book Of The Cosmos: Imagining The Universe From Heraclitus To Hawking},
  author={Dennis Richard Danielson},
  year={2000}
}
What is the cosmos? How did it come into being? How are we related to it, and what is our place in it? The Book of the Cosmos assembles for the first time in one volume the great minds of the Western world who have considered these questions from biblical times to the present. It is a book of many authors-Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Galileo are here, of course, in all their genius, but so are Edgar Allan Poe, Annie Jump Cannon (a "human computer" and lyrical classifier of stars), and… 
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