Historical Perspective

Craig G. Fraser

Greenwood Guides to Great Ideas in Science Brian Baigrie, Series Editor

Greenwood Press Westport, Connecticut • London

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Fraser, Craig G.

The cosmos : a historical perspective / Craig Fraser.

p. cm. — (Greenwood guides to great ideas in science, ISSN: 1559—5374) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-313-33218-5 (alk. paper) 1. Cosmology—History. 2. Astronomy, Ancient. I. Title. II. Series. QB981.F68 2006 523.109—dc22 2006006367

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Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2006006367 ISBN: 0-313-33218-5 ISSN: 1559-5374

First published in 2006

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