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Babylon to Voyager and beyond : a history of planetary astronomy

Author: David Leverington
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
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Babylon to Voyager and Beyond covers planetary research from the time of the Babylonians and Ancient Greeks through those of Kepler, Galileo and Newton, to the modern era of space exploration. This  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Leverington
ISBN: 0521808405 9780521808408
OCLC Number: 491311530
Description: X-558 p. : ill., jaquette ill. en coul. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Preface; Introduction; 1. The ancients; 2. Copernicus and the new cosmology; 3. Kepler and Galileo - the fall of epicycles and the start of telescopic astronomy; 4. The mid and late seventeenth century; 5. Consolidation; 6. The solar system expands; 7. The inner solar system in the nineteenth century; 8. The outer solar system in the nineteenth century; 9. Quiet interlude - the twentieth century prior to the space age; 10. The space age - terrestrial planets; 11. The space age - the outer planets; Glossary; Bibliography; Units; Name index; Subject index.
Responsibility: David Leverington.


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