The History Of Astronomy

Author: Anne Rooney
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1508177007
Size: 14,21 MB
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This volume traces humanity's exploration of the heavens from Neolithic times to NASA. Moving beyond early superstitions and cosmology, scientific study began by first making calendars and predicting astronomical events. The invention of the telescope around 1600 marked a watershed in the field of astronomy. Since the first recognition that the planets are other worlds, the wonders of space have puzzled and enthralled us. With a wealth of full-color and archival images and a compelling narrative style, this text charts our fascination with stars from before Stonehenge to the search for exoplanets and extraterrestrial life.

The General History Of Astronomy

Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521242568
Size: 17,79 MB
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The History Of Astronomy

Author: Heather Couper
Editor: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554075379
Size: 11,76 MB
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Covers the history of astronomy, with information on superstitions, mythology, and science through the ages.

A History Of Astronomy Routledge Revivals

Author: Walter W. Bryant
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317752473
Size: 10,18 MB
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A History of Astronomy, first published in 1907, offers a comprehensive introduction to the steady development of the science since its inception in the ancient world up to the momentous progress of the nineteenth century. It includes biographical material relating to the most famous names in the study of astronomy – Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Herschel – and their contributions, clear and accessible discussions of key discoveries, as well as detailing the incremental steps in technology with which many of the turning points in astronomy were intimately bound up.

Journal For The History Of Astronomy

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A History Of Astronomy

Author: Anton Pannekoek
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486659941
Size: 20,12 MB
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Well-balanced, carefully reasoned study covers such topics as Ptolemaic theory, work of Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Eddington's work on stars, much more. Illustrated. References.

A History Of Astronomy From Thales To Kepler

Author: J. L. E. Dreyer
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486600793
Size: 14,94 MB
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Masterpiece of historical insight and scientific accuracy and the definitive work on Greek astronomy and the Copernican Revolution. Includes surveys of European and Islamic cosmologies of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

The Cambridge Concise History Of Astronomy

Author: Michael Hoskin
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521576000
Size: 15,43 MB
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Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences, and one which has repeatedly led to fundamental changes in our view of the world. This book covers the history of our study of the cosmos from prehistory to a survey of modern astronomy and astrophysics. It does not attempt to cover everything, but deliberately concentrates on the important themes and topics, including stellar astronomy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries--the source of many important concepts in modern astronomy--and the Copernican revolution, which led to the challenge of ancient authorities in many areas other than astronomy. This is an essential text for students of the history of science and for students of astronomy who require a historical background to their studies.

Encyclopedia Of The History Of Astronomy And Astrophysics

Author: David Leverington
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521899949
Size: 15,77 MB
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This comprehensive Encyclopedia covers the full history of astronomy from its ancient origins in Africa, South America, the Middle East and China to the latest developments in astrophysics and space-based research. The initial articles, which are largely organised chronologically, are followed by numerous thematic historical articles on the constituents of the solar system, types of stars, stellar evolution, active galaxies, cosmology and much more. These are followed by articles on tools and techniques, from the history of spectroscopy to adaptive optics. The last part of the Encyclopedia is devoted to the history of ground- and space-based telescopes and observatories, covering the full spectral range from gamma-rays through the optical waveband to radio waves. Informative and accessibly written, each article is followed by an extensive bibliography to facilitate further research, whilst consistent coverage from ancient times to the present makes this an ideal resource for scholars, students and amateur astronomers alike.

Episodes From The Early History Of Astronomy

Author: Asger Aaboe
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387951362
Size: 20,42 MB
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Phenomena in the heavens are of great importance to many, and much of the lore of astronomy and astrology dates back to the earliest days of civilisation. The astronomy of the ancients is thus of interest not only as history but also as the basis for much of what is known or believed about the heavens today. This book discusses important topics in Babylonian and Greek astronomy.