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A history of astronomy : from Thales to Kepler

Author: J L E Dreyer; William Harris Stahl
Publisher: [New York] : Dover Publications, 1953.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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A masterpiece of historical insight and scientific accuracy, this is the definitive work on Greek astronomy and the Copernican Revolution. Beginning with the ancient Egyptians, it ranges from the Pythagoreans and Plato to medieval European and Islamic cosmologies, concluding with detailed surveys of the works of Copernicus, Brahe, and Kepler.
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Genre/Form: Early works
History
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dreyer, J.L.E. (John Louis Emil), 1852-1926.
History of astronomy from Thales to Kepler.
[New York] Dover Publications [1953]
(OCoLC)645415318
Named Person: Thales; Johannes Kepler; Johannes Kepler; Thales
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J L E Dreyer; William Harris Stahl
ISBN: 0486600793 9780486600796
OCLC Number: 302541
Notes: "Formerly titled History of the planetary systems from Thales to Kepler."
Description: 438 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Details: System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Contents: The earliest cosmological ideas --
The early Greek philosophers --
The Pythagorean school --
Plato --
The homocentric spheres of Eudoxus --
Aristotle --
Herakleides and Aristarchus --
The theory of Epicycles --
The dimensions of the world --
The Ptolemaic system --
Medieval cosmology --
Oriental astronomers --
The revival of astronomy in Europe --
Copernicus --
Tycho Brahe and his contemporaries --
Kepler --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: History of the planetary systems from Thales to Kepler.
Responsibility: by J.L.E. Dreyer ; revised with a foreword by W.H. Stahl.

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A masterpiece of historical insight and scientific accuracy, this is the definitive work on Greek astronomy and the Copernican Revolution. Beginning with the ancient Egyptians, it ranges from the Pythagoreans and Plato to medieval European and Islamic cosmologies, concluding with detailed surveys of the works of Copernicus, Brahe, and Kepler.

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