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Planetary astronomy from the Renaissance to the rise of astrophysics. Part A, Tycho Brahe to Newton

Author: Curtis Wilson; René Taton
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: General history of astronomy, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of astronomy has never been tackled on this scale and depth and this major synthesis breaks wholly new ground.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Curtis Wilson; René Taton
ISBN: 0521542057 9780521542050
OCLC Number: 622822815
Notes: "Published under the auspices of the International Astronomical Union and the International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science"--Page preceeding title page.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. A. Tycho Brahe to Newton --
pt. B. The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Series Title: General history of astronomy, v. 2.
Other Titles: Tycho Brahe to Newton
Responsibility: edited by René Taton and Curtis Wilson.

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"Together the articles in Volume 2 comprise the best history of celestial mechanics yet written....these books will constitute a substantial contribution to the history of astronomy. The original Read more...

 
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