The fascinating story of the two hundred year campaign to map the Heavens
Allan Chapman teaches history of science in the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and author of ten books.
"The gold in the book for me is the conclusive demonstration that modern science came out of western religion which is integral and even essential to its launch and direction. This is a much needed radical addition to the prevailing notions of the Enlightenment." -- Melvynn Bragg, Journalist and Broadcaster