The Astronomy Revolution: 400 Years of Exploring the Cosmos By Donald G. York, Owen Gingerich, Shuang-Nan Zhang
T[ayl]or |& Fr[anc]is 2011 | 450 Pages | ISBN: 1439836000 | PDF | 15 MB
Some 400 years after the first known patent application for a telescope by Hans Lipperhey, The Astronomy Revolution: 400 Years of Exploring the Cosmos surveys the effects of this instrument and explores the questions that have arisen out of scientific research in astronomy and cosmology. Inspired by the international New Vision 400 conference held in Beijing in October 2008, this interdisciplinary volume brings together expanded and updated contributions from 26 esteemed conference speakers and invited others. Looking beyond questions of science to the role of moral responsibility in human civilizations, the book offers the unique vantage points of contributions from both Eastern and Western cultures.