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The sleep walkers; a history of man's changing vision of the universe.

Author: Arthur Koestler
Publisher: New York, Macmillan, 1959.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Koestler, Arthur, 1905-1983.
Sleep walkers.
New York, Macmillan, 1959
(OCoLC)647103914
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Koestler
OCLC Number: 373901
Description: 624 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: Dawn --
The harmony of the spheres --
The earth adrift --
The failure of nerve --
The divorce from reality --
The rectangular universe --
The walled-in universe --
The universe of the schoolmen --
The life of Copernicus --
The system of Copernicus --
The young Kepler --
The "cosmic mystery" --
Growing pains --
Tycho de Brahe --
Tycho and Kepler --
The giving of the laws --
Kepler depressed --
Kepler and Galileo --
Chaos and harmony --
Computing a bride --
The last years --
The burden of proof --
The trial of Galileo --
The Newtonian synthesis.
Responsibility: With an introd. by Herbert Butterfield.

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