The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
136
Utgivningsdatum
2003-05-01
Förlag
OUP Oxford
Illustrationer
15ill.
Dimensioner
180 x 116 x 10 mm
Vikt
130 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780192803061
The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction (häftad)

The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

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An introduction to the history of Western astronomy from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid nineteenth century. Emphasis is given to such topics as the merging of Babylonian and Greek astronomy in later Antiquity, Kepler's conversion of astronomy into a branch of dynamics, and the first explorations of the universe of stars.
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Curtis Wilson, JHA Packed with information as it is, Hoskin's short introduction makes an astonishingly good read.

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Michael Hoskin taught History of Astronomy at Cambridge University for thirty years and was head of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science. He is a Fellow of Churchill College and Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund's College, Cambridge. In 1970 he founded the Journal for the History ofAstronomy, which he has edited ever since. He is a former President of the History of Astronomy Commission of the International Astronomical Union, and the only historian to have given an Invited Discourse to the Union. In 2002 the Union named Minor Planet 12223 'Hoskin' in his honor.

Innehållsförteckning

1. The Sky in Prehistory; 2. Astronomy in Antiquity; 3. Astronomy in Middle Ages; 4. Astronomy Transformed; 5. Astronomy in the Age of Newton; 6. Exploring the Universe of Stars; Epilogue; Further Reading