The Science of the Universe, 2nd Edition
Author(s): Edward Harrison
Publication Date: 23-06-2022
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Cosmology: The Science of the Universe is an introduction to past and present cosmological theory. For much of the world's history, cosmological thought was formulated in religious or philosophical language and was thus theological or metaphysical in nature. However, cosmological speculation and theory has now become a science in which the empirical discoveries of the astronomer, theoretical physicist, and biologist are woven into intricate models that attempt to account for the universe as a whole. Professor Harrison draws on the discoveries and speculations of these scientists to provide a comprehensive survey of man's current understanding of the universe and its history. Tracing the rise of the scientific method, the major aim of this book is to provide an elementary understanding of the physical universe of modern times. Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition extends the much acclaimed first edition taking into account the many developments that have occurred.
- All chapters competely revised and updated (7 new chapters, 73 new figures, includes questions and topics for debate)
- Unlike other texts, in addition to the science, this book stresses the historical, philosophical, sociological and theological aspects of the quest for human understanding of the universe
- 1st edition sold in excess of 12300 copies worldwide since 1981 and received excellent reviews