The universe unveiled : instruments and images through history


The universe unveiled : instruments and images through history

Bruce Stephenson, Marvin Bolt, Anna Felicity Friedman

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum , Cambridge University Press, 2000

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Includes bibliographical references and index



The Universe Unveiled documents the human desire through history to explore and understand our world. Taking a unique approach, it focuses on the instruments, books, and maps people have created to decipher the Universe from the late fifteenth through to the nineteenth century. Throughout, the book is richly illustrated with over 270 full-color images, including those of rare and unusual artifacts from all over the world kept in the world-renowned collection at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago. With clear and informative text, it covers our discovery of Space and Time, and our ever-expanding understanding of Earth and the Heavens, describing in particular the shift from an Earth-centered to a Sun-centered view of the Universe, and the mapping of the stars using telescopes. It also examines the technologies of navigation and of measuring and mapping the Earth, as well as the discovery of ways to keep time.


  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Discovering space
  • 3. Discovering time
  • 4. Understanding the Earth
  • 5. Understanding the heavens
  • Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • List of images
  • Index.

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