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Theories of the universe : from Babylonian myth to modern science

Author: Milton Karl Munitz
Publisher: New York : Free Press, [1965]
Series: Free Press paperback; Library of scientific thought.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milton Karl Munitz
ISBN: 9780029222706 0029222702
OCLC Number: 1988672
Description: 437 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: First steps in cosmological speculation. --
Enuma Elish, "the Babylonian genesis" / Thorkild Jacobsen ; Pattern of Ionian cosmogony / F.M. Cornford ; The development of the Pythagorean doctrine / Theodor Gomperz ; The nature of the universe / Lucretius ; The classic view of a geocentric finite universe. Timaeus / Plato ; On the heavens ; Metaphysics / Aristotle ; The almagest / Claudius Ptolemy ; Medieval cosmology / J.L.E. Dreyer. The Copernican revolution and its aftermath. --
Of learned ignorance / Nicolas Cusanus ; On the revolutions of the heavenly spheres / Nicolaus Copernicus ; On the infinite universe and worlds / Giordano Bruno ; Thomas Digges and the infinity of the universe / Francis R. Johnson ; Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems / Galileo Galilei ; On the principal parts of the world / Johannes Kepler ; Fundamental principles of natural philosophy and Four letters to Richard Bentley / Isaac Newton ; Cosmotheoros / Christiaan Huygens ; An original theory of the universe / Thomas Wright ; Universal natural history and theory of the heavens / Immanuel Kant ; Cosmological letters / Johann Heinrich Lambert ; On the construction of the heavens / William Herschel. Modern theories of the universe. --
Considerations on the universe as a whole / Albert Einstein ; The exploration of space / Edwin P. Hubble ; Relativity and modern theories of the universe / Willem De Sitter ; Spherical space / Arthur S. Eddington ; The primeval atom / Georges Lemaître ; The fundamental concepts of natural philosophy / E.A. Milne ; Geometry as a branch of physics / H.P. Robertson ; Modern cosmology / George Gamow ; Theories of cosmology / Hermann Bondi ; Evolutionary processes in cosmology / D.W. Sciama ; Continuous creation and the expanding universe / Fred Hoyle.
Series Title: Free Press paperback; Library of scientific thought.
Responsibility: Milton K. Munitz.

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