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Ronan, Colin A.

Overview
Works: 208 works in 610 publications in 3 languages and 19,091 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Popular works  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Dictionaries 
Roles: Compiler, Adapter, Editor, Arranger, Creator
Classifications: QB36.G2, B
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Science : its history and development among the world's cultures by Colin A Ronan ( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores scientific developments in physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, mathematics and medicine since the beginning of history
Galileo by Stillman Drake ( Book )
13 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galileo may have had a predilection for the life of an artist, yet he was essentially a man of science. He lived and breathed a new and revolutionary scientific air, and it is not possible to separate the man from his science, to ignore his work and expect to see his character in the round. Nevertheless I have tried, in this book, to keep his science in perspective and yet set him against the backcloth of his age and, above all, to trace the inexorable sequence of events that forced Galileo into his inevitable clash with the Inquisition. To do this I have made use of recent historical research that has shown not only the full extent of his scientific brilliance but, equally significant, has taken a more penetrating look at the background to the trial, the sentence, and Galileo's recantation. - Introduction
Lost discoveries : the forgotten science of the ancient world by Colin A Ronan ( Book )
18 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The practical astronomer by Colin A Ronan ( Book )
11 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combines an historical and how-to approach to explain the major principles of astronomy for beginners
Science explained : the world of science in everyday life ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enhanced by a comprehensive cross-reference system that links various disciplines, this scientific survey takes a close-up look at familiar objects and events, analyzing the underlying scientific principles
The Skywatcher's handbook : night and day, what to look for in the heavens above by Colin A Ronan ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide identifying stars, sun phenomena, weather maps, cloud formations, the solar system, and equipment and techniques
The shorter Science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text by Joseph Needham ( Book )
23 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Needham's Science and Civilisation in China is a monumental piece of scholarship which breaks new ground in presenting to the Western reader a detailed and coherent account of the development of science, technology and medicine in China from the earliest times until the advent of the Jesuits and the beginnings of modern science in the late seventeenth century. It is a vast work, necessarily more suited to the scholar and research worker than the general reader. This paperback version, abridged and re-written by Colin Ronan, makes this extremely important study accessible to a wider public. The present book covers the material treated in volumes I and II of Dr Needham's original work. The reader is introduced to the country of China, its history, geography and language, and an account is given of how scientific knowledge travelled between China and Europe. The major part of the book is then devoted to the history of scientific thought in China itself. Beginning with ancient times, it describes the milieu in which arose the schools of the Confucians, Taoists, Mohists, Logicians and Legalists. We are thus brought on to the fundamental ideas which dominated scientific thinking in the Chinese Middle Ages, to the doctrines of the Two Forces (Yin and Yang) and the Five Elements (wu hsing), to the impact of the sceptical tradition and Buddhist and Neo-Confucian thought.--Publisher description
The natural history of the universe : from the big bang to the end of time by Colin A Ronan ( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deep space by Colin A Ronan ( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edmond Halley: genius in eclipse by Colin A Ronan ( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Universe explained : the Earth-dweller's guide to the mysteries of space by Colin A Conan ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes index
China by Keith M Buchanan ( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Translation of: Cina, il passato e ill presente. Discusses the land and people, history and culture, and science and technology of China
Discovering the universe; a history of astronomy by Colin A Ronan ( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The astronomers by Colin A Ronan ( Book )
8 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Invisible astronomy by Colin A Ronan ( Book )
5 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The atlas of scientific discovery by Colin A Ronan ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Changing views of the universe by Colin A Ronan ( Book )
13 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Astronomers royal by Colin A Ronan ( Book )
3 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The universe by Colin A Ronan ( Book )
11 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text and color photographs examine the creation of the universe, planets, galaxies, and stars, telescopes, the Big Bang theory, and more
The Cambridge illustrated history of the world's science by Colin A Ronan ( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
QhfGf, chdf C., 1920-
Ronan, Colin.
Ronan, Colin, 1920-
Ronan, Colin A.
Ronan, Colin A. 1920-
Ronan, Colin Alistair
Ronan, Colin Alistair, 1920-
Rūnān, Kūlīn, 1920-
رونان، كولن أ.
ロナン, コーリン
ロナン, コリン・A
Languages
English (194)
Spanish (3)
Italian (1)
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