Il grande spettacolo del cielo

Otto visioni dell'universo dall'antichità ai nostri giorni


When did man begin to scan the sky? Always, even in the Paleolithic. In every age, the mysterious charm of the starry night has led men to wonder about the shape of the universe. And to investigate it by any means available. In these pages, the astrophysicist Marco Bersanelli guides us through eight successive representations of the cosmos, from that conceived by the unknown builders of Stonehenge up to that of our century, obtained thanks to the refined instruments of the telescopes and the space probes. A rich and fascinating story, in which the adventure began twenty thousand years ago in front of the spectacle of the sky becomes a novel.

Marco Bersanelli
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Translated in Spanish by:
with title: El gran espectaculo del cielo