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MAPPING THE HEAVENS

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MAPPING THE HEAVENS.

PRIYAMVADA NATARAJAN.

THE RADICAL SCIENTIFIC IDEAS THAT REVEAL THE COSMOS.

YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS NEW HEAVEN & LONDON.

 

"In this delightful tour of the cosmos, Priyamvada Natarajan traces the intellectual journey that has led to today's understanding of the universe. Deftly weaving centuries of scientific progress with the curiosity,· skepticism, and fortitude that made such progress possible, Natarajan captures well humanity's passionate drive to discover."—BRIAN GREENE, author of The Hidden Reality and The Elegant Universe

"Mapping the Heavens gives a highly readable, insider's view of recent discoveries in astronomy with unusual attention to the instruments used and the human drama of the scientists."—ALAN LIGHTMAN, author of The Accidental Universe and Einstein's Dream

"Part history, part science, all illuminating. If you want to understand the greatest ideas that shaped our current cosmic cartography, read this book."—ADAM G. RIESS, Nobel Laureate in Physics, 2011

"Priyamvada Natarajan's love affair with the heavens began in childhood, continues with her notable work in astrophysics, and is now enhanced with this insightful overview of the hottest topics in astronomy today—including black holes, dark matter, dark energy, and exoplanets. Moreover, she traces how these ideas struggled to get accepted, providing the reader with an excellent peek at how science gets done."—MARCIA BARTUSIAK, author of Black Hole and The Day We Found the Universe

"This excellent book describes the boisterous debates and hard slog whereby our current understanding of the cosmos has emerged. It's especially welcome as a faithful portrayal of how science is actually done."—MARTIN REES, author of Just Six Numbers