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Measuring the Universe: Cosmic Dimensions from Aristarchus to Halley
by Albert Van Helden
University of Chicago Press, 1986
eISBN: 978-0-226-84890-7 | Paper: 978-0-226-84882-2
Library of Congress Classification QB15.V33 1985
Dewey Decimal Classification 523.1

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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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