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Heaven and earth in ancient greek cosmology : from Thales to Heraclides Ponticus

Author: Dirk L Couprie
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2011.
Series: Astrophysics and space science library, v. 374.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Miletus, about 550 B.C., together with our world-picture cosmology was born. This book tells the story. In Part One the reader is introduced in the archaic world-picture of a flat earth with the cupola of the celestial vault onto which the celestial bodies are attached. One of the subjects treated in that context is the riddle of the tilted celestial axis. This part also contains an extensive chapter on archaic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Couprie, Dirk L.
Heaven and Earth in ancient Greek cosmology.
New York : Springer, 2011
(DLC) 2011923655
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dirk L Couprie
ISBN: 9781441981165 1441981160 1441981152 9781441981158
OCLC Number: 719362749
Description: 1 online resource (xxxii, 261 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: pt. 1. Archaic astronomy and the world-picture of a flat Earth --
pt. 2. Anaximander and the discovery of space --
pt. 3. The completion of the new world-picture and the debate on the shape of the Earth.
Series Title: Astrophysics and space science library, v. 374.
Responsibility: Dirk L. Couprie.

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Exploring the decisive steps taken by Anaximander of Miletus, this book details the transition from the archaic cosmological world-picture of a flat earth with a celestial vault to the Western  Read more...

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