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Newton: A Very Short Introduction
Newton: A Very Short Introduction
by Robert Iliffe
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This Very Short Introduction uses Newton's own unpublished writings to provide fascinating insight into the man who kept the Royal Society under his thumb, was Head of the Mint, and whose contributions to our understanding of the heavens and the earth... (read more)

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Galileo : a Very Short Introduction (80 Edition)
Galileo : a Very Short Introduction (80 Edition)
by Stillman Drake
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In a startling reinterpretation of Galileo's trial, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's prosecution and condemnation by the Inquisition was caused not by his defiance of the Church but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers... (read more)

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The History of Astronomy (Very Short Introductions)
The History of Astronomy (Very Short Introductions)
by Michael Hoskin
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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... (read more)

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