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  • Title: Archives of the Universe: 100 Discoveries That Transformed Our Understanding of the Cosmos
  • Author: Marcia Bartusiak
  • ISBN: 9780375713682
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback

  • Archives of the Universe: 100 Discoveries That Transformed Our Understanding of the Cosmos By Marcia Bartusiak An unparalleled history of astronomy presented in the words of the scientists who made the discoveries Here are the writings of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Halley, Hubble, and Einstein, as well as that of dozens of others who have significantly contributed to our picture of the universe From Aristotle s proof that the Earth is round to the 1998 paper that positeAn unparalleled history of astronomy presented in the words of the scientists who made the discoveries Here are the writings of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Halley, Hubble, and Einstein, as well as that of dozens of others who have significantly contributed to our picture of the universe From Aristotle s proof that the Earth is round to the 1998 paper that posited an accelerating universe, this book contains 100 entries spanning the history of astronomy Award winning science writer Marcia Bartusiak provides enormously entertaining introductions, putting the material in context and explaining its place in the literature Archives of the Universe is essential reading for professional astronomers, science history buffs, and backyard stargazers alike.
    Marcia Bartusiak
    Combining her skills as a journalist with an advanced degree in physics, Marcia Bartusiak pronounced MAR sha Bar TOO shack has been covering the fields of astronomy and physics for three decades Currently, she is a visiting professor with the Graduate Program in Science Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bartusiak is the author of Thursday s Universe, a layman s guide to the frontiers of astrophysics and cosmology, Through a Universe Darkly, a history of astronomers centuries long quest to discover the universe s composition, and Einstein s Unfinished Symphony, about the on going attempt to detect gravity waves, the last experimental test of Einstein s theory of general relativity All three were named notable science books by The New York Times She also co authored A Positron Named Priscilla, a National Academy of Sciences book on cutting edge science Her latest books are Archives of the Universe, a history of the major discoveries in astronomy told through 100 of the original scientific publications, and The Day We Found the Universe Graduating in 1971 with a degree in communications from American University in Washington, D.C Bartusiak first spent four years as a TV reporter and anchorwoman in Norfolk, Virginia Assignments at the nearby NASA Langley Research Center sparked a love for science news, which encouraged her to enter Old Dominion University for a master s degree in physics Her research involved the effects of radiation on materials sent into space as parts of orbiting astronomical observatories, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Ultraviolet Explorer Starting her science writing career as an intern at Science News and then as a charter member of Discover s writing staff, she continues to write about astronomy and physics in a variety of national publications Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Astronomy, Sky Telescope, Science, Popular Science, World Book Encyclopedia, Smithsonian, and Technology Review For many years a contributing editor at Discover, she is now on the editorial advisory board of Astronomy magazine She has also reviewed science books for both The New York Times and The Washington Post Bartusiak was awarded the distinguished 2006 Andrew W Gemant Award from the American Institute of Physics, a prize given annually by the AIP to recognize significant contributions to the cultural, artistic, or humanistic dimension of physics, and in 2008 was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science In 1982, she was the first woman to receive the AIP Science Writing Award and won the award again in 2001 for Einstein s Unfinished Symphony She was also a finalist in NASA s Journalist in Space competition For the 1994 95 academic year, she was a Knight Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Marcia Bartusiak lives with her husband, mathematician Steve Lowe, and their dog Hubble in Sudbury, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston.

    Archives of the Universe: 100 Discoveries That Transformed Our Understanding of the Cosmos By Marcia Bartusiak

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    Ross
    Awful Like reading a textbook The other book I read by her was fantastic This was a major disappointment.

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