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The Cambridge concise history of astronomy

Author: Michael Hoskin
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Printing 2003View all editions and formats
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Covering the study of astronomy from prehistory to astrophysics this book is suitable for both students of the history of science and as historical background for students of astronomy. It does not  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hoskin
ISBN: 0521572916 9780521572910 0521576008 9780521576000
OCLC Number: 145830812
Description: 362 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. Astronomy before history Clive Ruggles and Michael Hoskin; 2 Astronomy in antiquity Michael Hoskin; 3. Astronomy in China Christopher Cullen; 4. Islamic astronomy Michael Hoskin and Owen Gingerich; 5. The Astrolabe Michael Hoskin; 6. Medieval Latin astronomy Michael Hoskin and Owen Gingerich; 7. From geometry to physics: astronomy transformed Michael Hoskin; 8. The refracting telescope in the seventeenth century J. A. Bennett; 9. Newton and Newtonianism Michael Hoskin; 10. The astronomy of the universe of stars Michael Hoskin; 11. The message of starlight: the rise of astrophysics David Dewhirst and Michael Hoskin; 12. Astronomy's widening horizons Michael Hoskin and Owen Gingerich; Reference Guide; Chronology; Glossary; Further reading; Picture acknowledgments; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Hoskin.
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