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Armitage, A. (Angus) 1902-1976

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Works: 54 works in 318 publications in 5 languages and 4,956 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Collector, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: Q125, B
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Publications about A Armitage
Publications by A Armitage
Publications by A Armitage, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by A Armitage
Copernicus : the founder of modern astronomy by A Armitage( Book )
31 editions published between 1938 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 libraries worldwide
The sixteenth-century astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, overthrew the age-old belief that the earth was fixed at the centre of the universe, thus establishing the general plan of the solar system which is accepted to this day. This is an account of the astronomer and his heliocentric planetary theory, providing historical background of the science of astronomy as well as a lucid picture of the life of the man who was to influence it so greatly
Sun, stand thou still : the life and work of Copernicus the astronomer by A Armitage( Book )
17 editions published between 1947 and 1973 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
A history of science, technology, and philosophy in the 16th & 17th centuries by A Wolf( Book )
60 editions published between 1935 and 1968 in English and held by 595 libraries worldwide
The world of Copernicus : (Sun, stand thou still) by A Armitage( Book )
75 editions published between 1947 and 1980 in English and German and held by 581 libraries worldwide
"In the following pages I have tried to tell the personal story, and to convey some of the historical motives, at the back of the great sixteenth-century revolution in man's outlook on the universe. I hope the book may be of interest, not only to astronomers and to students of the history of science, but also to the general reader desirous of tracing back to their sources some of the scientific ideas which have helped to shape modern thought." [Preface]
John Kepler by A Armitage( Book )
10 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
William Herschel by A Armitage( Book )
16 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
In this book Dr. Armitage retells the story of the life and work of William Herschel, the self-taught amateur astronomer who rose from obscurity to world-fame, almost literally in a night, and whose achievements opened a new era in astronomical optics. The author gives an outline of Herschel's life and deals in detail with his scientific achievements, including his invention of an improved more effective telescope
Edmond Halley by A Armitage( Book )
14 editions published between 1956 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Presents information on English astronomer Edmond Halley (1656-1742). Includes a picture of Halley, as well as biographical information. Discusses Halley's affiliation with Isaac Newton and Halley's role in developing the theory of gravitation. Links to other resources on Halley
Copernicus and the reformation of astronomy by A Armitage( Book )
9 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Copernicus and modern astronomy by A Armitage( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus Copernicus refuted the age-old belief that the earth stands at the center of the universe. This masterly and authoritative account of his heliocentric planetary theory relates the historical background while providing a fascinating portrait of the man who clarified the basis for modern astronomy. An introduction traces the search for the laws of planetary motion from its roots in Babylonian and Greek astronomy, and sketches Copernicus' career against the stormy political background of his era. The heart of the book offers an exposition of Copernicus' epochal treatise, De Revolutionibus, which provided the broad outlines for our modern conception of the solar system. Subsequent chapters explore the progress and development of the Copernican theory through the works of Bruno, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo, and Descartes, as well as the theory's culmination in Newtonian philosophy and its transformation by the doctrine of relativity. A noted authority on the life and theory of Copernicus, Angus Armitage has written several volumes on the subject. Copernicus and Modern Astronomy, his most elaborate and detailed account of the astronomer's conquests, is designed to appeal to students of astronomy and the history of science as well as to readers interested in the development of modern thought. -- Back cover
Niccolò Copernico e l'astronomia moderna by A Armitage( Book )
5 editions published in 1956 in Italian and held by 20 libraries worldwide
A century of astronomy by A Armitage( Book )
6 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Taiyō yo, nanji wa ugokazu : Koperunikusu no sekai by A Armitage( Book )
4 editions published in 1962 in Japanese and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Open file report on selected metallic mineral occurrences of the Antigonish area by K. E Northcote( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Report on selected metallic mineral occurrences in the Antigonish area of Nova Scotia. For each occurrence, information gathered in the field includes location, surface dimensions, visible development, type of deposit, commodity, mineralogy, alteration, geological description and geologic map, geologic (tectonic) environment, age, and a statement of possible significance of the occurrence
Taiyō yo, nanji wa ugokazu : Koperunikusu no sekai by A Armitage( Book )
2 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in Japanese and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Open file report on selected mineral occurrences of the Cobequid area, Nova Scotia : NTS 11E/05, 11E/06, 11E/10, 11E/11, 11E/12, 21H/08 by K. E Northcote( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Report on mineral occurrences in the Cobequid area of Nova Scotia. For each location, information is given on access, references, geology, previous work, results of 1988 field check, and area samples and analysis
Open file report on selected mineral occurrences of southern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia by K. E Northcote( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Report on mineral occurrences in southern Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. For each area, information is included on location, access, references, geologic and tectonic environment, mineral potential, previous work and assays, 1988 field check, mineralization, and genesis. Maps are included, as are the results of chemical analyses, for each area
The astronomical work of Nicolas-Louis Lacaille by A Armitage( Book )
2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Shi liu, shi qi shi ji ke xue, ji shu he zhe xue shi by A Wolf( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in Chinese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Armitage, A.
Armitage, Angus
Armitage, Angus, 1902-
Armitage, Angus 1902-1976
アーミティジ, A
Languages
English (255)
Japanese (6)
Italian (5)
German (2)
Chinese (1)
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