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Foreword: Arthur C. Clarke In the Beginning: Using the Sky Understanding the Heavens Putting the Earth in its Place Galileo's Revolution The Theory of Some Gravity - Newton and Halley The Longitude Problem Planet Hunters Rise of Astrophysics/Powerhouse of the Stars The Universe Beckons Violent Universe Are We Alone? Glossary Index
A fascinating and highly informative narrative into the history and science of our Universe. Features extraordinary true stories about the history of astronomy told through expert, up-to-date and informative text. The award-winning authors are the UK's leading experts on space exploration and are well-known for their extensive television and radio specials. Astronomy has become enormously popular with Brian Cox's Wonders series on the BBC. OPG's Philip's Planisphere has sold nearly 30,000 copies in the past 5 months, a testament to astronomy's vast appeal.
After studying Astrophysics at Oxford University, Heather Couper ran the Greenwich Planetarium, and later became President of the British Astronomical Association and Gresham Professor of Astronomy. She wrote and presented BBC Radio 4's epic 30-part series Cosmic Quest, a groundbreaking overview of the history of astronomy. Nigel Henbest researched radio astronomy at Cambridge, where he studied supernovae, radio galaxies and quasars. Together, Heather and Nigel set up Pioneer Productions, now one of the leading factual TV companies in the UK. Arthur C. Clarke was one of the world's most famous and prolific science fiction writers. also renowned worldwide for more than 70 other works, and the CBS coverage of Apollo 12 and 15, as well as Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World.