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Comets, Popular Culture, and the Birth of Modern Cosmology (Paperback)

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A lively investigation into the boundaries between popular culture and early-modern science. Until the 17th century, all members of society dreaded comets as heaven-sent portents of disaster. This book leads to the conclusion that long-held views of comets as divine signs were not over-turned by astronomical discoveries, but became the foundation on which modern cosmology was built. 53 photos.


Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780691009254
SKU 208658256
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0691009252
Release Date 7/21/2009
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