About the Author
MARCELO GLEISER is Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College. He is also the author of The Prophet and the Astronomer: A Scientific Journey to the End of Time (2002).
Table of Contents
Preface to the 2005 Edition • Beginnings - Creation Myths - The Greeks • The Awakening - The Sun, the Church, and the New Astronomy - The Pious Heretic - The Triumph of Reason • The Classical Era - The World Is an Intricate Machine • Modern Times - Of Things Fast - Of Things Small • Modeling the Universe - Inventing Universes - Beginnings • Epilogue: Dancing with the Universe • Glossary • Bibliography • Index
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