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A History of Astronomy (Dover Books on Astronomy)

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Well-balanced, carefully reasoned study relates astronomy to political, social conditions of the day. Part I covers ancient astronomy, including Ptolemaic theory; Part II discusses Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, laws of celestial mechanics. Part III covers modern developments up to work of Eddington. Author saw astronomy as an adventure of the mind. Illustrated.

Synopsis:

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.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

PART ONE: ASTRONOMY IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

1. Life and the Stars

2. Agriculture and the Calendar

3. Old Babylonian Sky-Lore

4. Assyrian Astrology

5. New-Babylonian Science

6. Chaldean Tables

7. Egypt

8. China

9. Greet Poets and Philosophers

10. Calendar and Geometry

11. Systems of World Structure

12 Hellenistic Astronomy

13. The Epicycle Theory

14. The Close of Antiquity

15. Arabian Astronomy

PART TWO: ASTRONOMY IN REVOLUTION

16. Dark Europe

17. The Renascence of Science

18. Copernicus

19. Astronomical Computing

20. Tycho Brahe

21. The Reform of the Calendar

22. The Struggle over the World System

23. Kepler

24. Mechanics and Philosophy

25. The Telescope

26. Newton

27. Practical Astronomy

28. Astronomers on the Move

29. Refined Practice

30. Refined Theory

PART THREE: ASTRONOMY SURVEYING THE UNIVERSE

31. The World Widens

32. The Technical Basis

33. Distances and Dimensions

34. Celestial Mechanics

35. Plurality of Worlds

36. Cosmogony and Evolution

37. The Sun

38. Passing Luminaries

39. Peculiar Stars

40. Common Stars

41. The Galactic System

42. Into Endless Space

43. The Life of the Stars

APPENDICES

REFERENCES

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486659947
Author:
Pannekoek, A.
Author:
Pannekoek, Anton
Author:
Space
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy -- History.
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Copernicus
Subject:
Celestial mechanics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Astronomy
Series Volume:
v. 21
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.25 lb

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