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A History of Astronomy from Thales to Kepler
A masterpiece of historical insight and scientific accuracy, this is the definitive work on Greek astronomy and the Copernican Revolution. Beginning with the ancient Egyptians, it ranges from the Pythagoreans and Plato to medieval European and Islamic cosmologies, concluding with detailed surveys of ... read more
|Greek Astronomy |
by Sir Thomas L. Heath
Superb scholarly study of contributions of Pythagoras, Aristarchus, Anaxagoras, Hipparchus, many other thinkers, to true scientific astronomy. Accessible to science-minded layman. Introduction.
by Max Caspar
Definitive biography covers Kepler's scientific accomplishments — laws of planetary motion, work with calculus, optics, more — plus public and personal life, more. Introduction and Notes by Owen Gingerich.
|A History of Astronomy |
by A. Pannekoek
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.
|Sun Lore of All Ages: A Collection of Myths and Legends |
by William Tyler Olcott
From the ruins of Greek and Roman temples to Mexico's Pyramid of the Sun and the enduring mysteries of Stonehenge, this captivating study circles the earth in its examination of sun legends, traditions, and superstitions.
|Aristarchus of Samos : The Ancient Copernicus |
by Sir Thomas Heath
Heath's history of astronomy ranges from Homer and Hesiod to Aristarchus and includes quotes from numerous thinkers, compilers, and scholasticists from Thales and Anaximander through Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclides. 34 figures.
|Chariots for Apollo: The NASA History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft to 1969 |
by Courtney G. Brooks, James M. Grimwood, Loyd S. Swenson, Jr., Paul Dickson
This illustrated history by a trio of experts is the definitive reference on the Apollo spacecraft and lunar modules. It traces the vehicles' design, development, and operation in space. More than 100 photographs and illustrations.
|Exploring the Moon Through Binoculars and Small Telescopes |
by Ernest H. Cherrington, Jr.
Informative, profusely illustrated guide to locating and identifying craters, rills, seas, mountains, other lunar features. Newly revised and updated with special section of new photos. Over 100 photos and diagrams.
|The History of the Telescope |
by Henry C. King
This remarkable history encompasses not only the achievements of the early inventors and astronomers but also the less frequently recounted stories of the instrument makers and of the actual instruments. 196 black-and-white illustrations.
|An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics |
by Forest Ray Moulton
Classic text still unsurpassed in presentation of fundamental principles. Covers rectilinear motion, central forces, problems of two and three bodies, much more. Includes over 200 problems, some with answers.
|Star Lore: Myths, Legends, and Facts |
by William Tyler Olcott
Captivating retellings of the origins and histories of ancient star groups include Pegasus, Ursa Major, Pleiades, signs of the zodiac, and other constellations. "Classic." — Sky & Telescope. 58 illustrations.
|Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning |
by Richard H. Allen
Star names, the zodiac, constellations; folklore, and literature associated with heavens. Based on years of thorough research into astronomical writings and observations of the ancient Chinese, Arabic, Euphrates, Hellenic, and Roman civilizations.
A masterpiece of historical insight and scientific accuracy, this is the definitive work on Greek astronomy and the Copernican Revolution. Beginning with the ancient Egyptians, it ranges from the Pythagoreans and Plato to medieval European and Islamic cosmologies, concluding with detailed surveys of the works of Copernicus, Brahe, and Kepler.
Reprint of History of the Planetary Systems from Thales to Kepler.
|ISBN 10: ||0486600793 |
|ISBN 13: ||9780486600796 |
|Author/Editor: ||J. L. E. Dreyer |
|Format: ||Book |
|Page Count: ||464 |
|Dimensions: ||5 3/8 x 8 |
|Publication date: ||December 2011 |
|Table of Contents: ||Click here to view the Table of Contents |
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