Cosmic Vistas. A Popular History of Astronomy



Cosmic Vistas. A Popular History of Astronomy By Biman Basu
Publisher: National Book Trust, New Delhi 2002 | 168 Pages | ISBN: 8123739427 | File type: PDF | 7 mb


With advancements in observation techniques over the millennia, mankind's ideas about the cosmos have changed dramatically. Beginning with naked eye
observation of the ancient astronomers, observation techniques have progressed dramatically with the invention of the optical telescope, radio telescope, and
telescopes capable of quot;observing the cosmos in X-ray and gamma ray wavelengths. This book presents the exciting story of the unravelling of the cosmos, beginning with ancient ideas to the most recent findings made, using
the latest technological tools.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Winner of the 1994 NCSTC National Award for best
science and technology coverage in the mass media, Biman Basu has been engaged in science popularisation through print and electronic media for more than threeand-a-half decades. An M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Delhi, he taught Chemistry at Hans Raj College before joining the Council of Scientific Industrial Research. He edited the popular science monthly, Science Reporter and has written more than 10 popular science books, of which three, The Story of Man (1997), Joy of Starwatching (1999), and Marching Ahead with
Science (2001) have been published by NBT.


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