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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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?
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List price: $14.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/31/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 229
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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
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