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History of Astronomy A Very Short Introduction

ISBN-10: 0192803069
ISBN-13: 9780192803061
Edition: 2003
Authors: Michael Hoskin
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Description: This is a fascinating introduction to the history of Western astronomy, from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid-nineteenth century. Historical records are first found in Babylon and Egypt, and after two millennia the  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

This is a fascinating introduction to the history of Western astronomy, from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid-nineteenth century. Historical records are first found in Babylon and Egypt, and after two millennia the arithmetical astronomy of the Babylonians merged with the Greek geometrical approach to culminate in the Almagest of Ptolemy. This legacy was transmitted to the Latin West via Islam, and led to Copernicus's claim that the Earth is in motion. In justifying this Kepler converted astronomy into a branch of dynamics, leading to Newton's universal law of gravity. The book concludes with eighteenth- and nineteenth-century applications of Newton's law, and the first explorations of the universe of stars.

List of illustrations
The sky in prehistory
Astronomy in antiquity
Astronomy in the Middle Ages
Astronomy transformed
Astronomy in the age of Newton
Exploring the universe of stars
Epilogue
Further reading
Glossary
Index

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