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Armitage, A. (Angus) 1902-1976

Overview
Works: 36 works in 271 publications in 7 languages and 5,016 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q125, B
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Most widely held works by A Armitage
Copernicus : the founder of modern astronomy by A Armitage( Book )

32 editions published between 1938 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixteenth-century astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, overthrew the age-old belief that the earth was fixed at the centre of the universe, thus establishing the general plan of the solar system which is accepted to this day. This is an account of the astronomer and his heliocentric planetary theory, providing historical background of the science of astronomy as well as a lucid picture of the life of the man who was to influence it so greatly
Sun, stand thou still : the life and work of Copernicus the astronomer by A Armitage( Book )

16 editions published between 1947 and 1973 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of science, technology, and philosophy in the 16th & 17th centuries by A Wolf( Book )

58 editions published between 1935 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jie shao le ke xue ji shu zai shi ba shi ji li qu de de jin zhan,Xin li xue,Jing ji xue,Zhe xue deng she hui,Ren wen ke xue zai shi ba shi ji de fa zhan
The world of Copernicus : (Sun, stand thou still) by A Armitage( Book )

70 editions published between 1947 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the following pages I have tried to tell the personal story, and to convey some of the historical motives, at the back of the great sixteenth-century revolution in man's outlook on the universe. I hope the book may be of interest, not only to astronomers and to students of the history of science, but also to the general reader desirous of tracing back to their sources some of the scientific ideas which have helped to shape modern thought." [Preface]
John Kepler by A Armitage( Book )

9 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Herschel by A Armitage( Book )

14 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Dr. Armitage retells the story of the life and work of William Herschel, the self-taught amateur astronomer who rose from obscurity to world-fame, almost literally in a night, and whose achievements opened a new era in astronomical optics. The author gives an outline of Herschel's life and deals in detail with his scientific achievements, including his invention of an improved more effective telescope
A history of science, technology, and philosophy in the 16th & 17th centuries by A Wolf( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume study represents a detailed account of three centuries of innovation, providing a complete portrait of the foundations of modern science and philosophy. Tracing the origins and achievements of the modern age, these sourcebooks deal with all the important developments in science and many of the innovations in the social sciences, British and Continental philosophy and psychology. As well as its comprehensive treatment of the practical innovations, the texts also include biographical information, presenting in one source the history, methods and principles that form the foundations of science and philosophy. Subjects covered in the texts include: mathematics; mechanics; astronomy; physics; meteorology; chemistry; geology; geography; biology; psychology; economics; statistics; philosophy; technology; and social sciences. Illustrations include diagrams of scientific apparatus and instruments, and frontispieces
Edmond Halley by A Armitage( Book )

13 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dalibor Paar presents a brief biographical sketch of English astronomer Edmond Halley (1656-1742). Halley discovered the the proper motion of stars and the periodicity of comets. Halley's Comet is named for the astronomer
A century of astronomy by A Armitage( Book )

9 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copernicus and the reformation of astronomy by A Armitage( Book )

9 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copernicus and modern astronomy by A Armitage( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus Copernicus refuted the age-old belief that the earth stands at the center of the universe. This masterly and authoritative account of his heliocentric planetary theory relates the historical background while providing a fascinating portrait of the man who clarified the basis for modern astronomy. An introduction traces the search for the laws of planetary motion from its roots in Babylonian and Greek astronomy, and sketches Copernicus' career against the stormy political background of his era. The heart of the book offers an exposition of Copernicus' epochal treatise, De Revolutionibus, which provided the broad outlines for our modern conception of the solar system. Subsequent chapters explore the progress and development of the Copernican theory through the works of Bruno, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo, and Descartes, as well as the theory's culmination in Newtonian philosophy and its transformation by the doctrine of relativity. A noted authority on the life and theory of Copernicus, Angus Armitage has written several volumes on the subject. Copernicus and Modern Astronomy, his most elaborate and detailed account of the astronomer's conquests, is designed to appeal to students of astronomy and the history of science as well as to readers interested in the development of modern thought. -- Back cover
Niccolò Copernico e l'astronomia moderna by A Armitage( Book )

5 editions published in 1956 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of science, technology, and philosophy in the 16th & 17th centuries by A Wolf( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taiyō yo, nanji wa ugokazu : Koperunikusu no sekai by A Armitage( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astronomical work of Nicolas-Louis Lacaille by A Armitage( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kopernik : Yaşamöyküsü ve çalışmaları by A Armitage( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Turkish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmond Halley, 1656-1742; papers to commemorate the tercentenary of his birth by British Astronomical Association( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of science technology, and philosophy by A Wolf( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master Georg Dörffel and the rise of cometary astronomy by A Armitage( )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of science technology, and philosophy in the l6th & 17th centuries by A Wolf( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Copernicus and modern astronomy
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Armitage, A.

Armitage, Angus

Armitage, Angus, 1902-

Armitage, Angus 1902-1976

アーミティジ, A

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