Theories of the World from Antiquity to the Copernican Revolution

ISBN-10: 0486414442
ISBN-13: 9780486414447
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
Authors: Michael J. Crowe
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/31/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Newly revised edition of Professor Crowe’s accessible, enlightening book recreates the change from an earth-centered to a sun-centered conception of the solar system. The work is organized around a hypothetical debate: Given the evidence available in 1615, which system (Ptolemaic, Copernican, Tychonic, etc.) was most deserving of support?

Preface
The Celestial Motions
Greek Astronomy before Ptolemy
Some Mathematical Techniques of Ancient Astronomy
The Ptolemaic System
Philosophical Interlude: The "Save the Phenomena" Position
The Copernican System
The Tychonic System
Johannes Kepler
Galileo Galilei
Epilogue: Some Quotations Concerning Astronomy in the Copernican Revolution Period
Archaeoastronomy
Select Bibliography
Index

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