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The Cambridge concise history of astronomy

Author: Michael A Hoskin
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covering the study of astronomy from prehistory to astrophysics this book is suitable for both students of the history of science and as historical background for students of astronomy. It does not  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Hoskin
ISBN: 0521572916 9780521572910 0521576008 9780521576000
OCLC Number: 40882102
Description: 362 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Astronomy before history / Clive Ruggles and Michael Hoskin --
Astronomy in antiquity / Michael Hoskin --
Astronomy in China / Christopher Cullen --
Islamic astronomy / Michael Hoskin and Owen Gingerich --
The astrolabe / Michael Hoskin --
Medieval Latin astronomy / Michael Hoskin and Owen Gingerich --
From geometry to physics : astronomy transformed / Michael Hoskin --
The telescope in the seventeenth century / J.A. Bennett --
Newton and Newtonianism / Michael Hoskin --
The astronomy of the universe of stars / Michael Hoskin --
The message of starlight : the rise of astrophysics / David Dewhirst and Michael Hoskin --
Astronomy's widening horizons / Michael Hoskin and Owen Gingerich.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Hoskin.
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