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The Norton history of astronomy and cosmology

Author: John David North; Roy Porter
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1994, ©1995.
Series: Norton history of science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of astronomy and the universe.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John David North; Roy Porter
ISBN: 0393311937 9780393311938 0393036561 9780393036565
OCLC Number: 31854784
Notes: Originally published in England under the title The Fontana history of astronomy and cosmology.
Statement of responsibility from jacket.
Description: xxvii, 697 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Prehistory --
Ancient Egypt --
Mesopotamia --
The Greek and Roman world --
China and Japan --
Pre-Columbian America --
Indian and Persian astronomy --
Eastern Islam --
Western Islam and Christian Spain --
Medieval and Early Renaissance Europe --
Copernicus' planetary theory --
The new empiricism --
The rise of physical astronomy --
New astronomical problems --
The rise of astrophysics --
Cosmogony, evolution and the sun --
The renewal of cosmology --
Radio astronomy --
Observatories in space --
Macrocosm and microcosm.
Series Title: Norton history of science.
Other Titles: Fontana history of astronomy and cosmology
Astronomy and cosmology
Responsibility: [John North].

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Traces the history of astronomy and the universe.

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