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History of the planetary systems from Thales to Kepler

Author: J L E Dreyer
Publisher: New York : Cosimo Classics, ©2007.
Series: Cosimo classics science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thales; Johannes Kepler; Johannes Kepler; Thales
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J L E Dreyer
ISBN: 9781602064416 1602064415
OCLC Number: 712599436
Notes: "'History of the planetary systems from Thales to Kepler' was originally published in 1905."
Title of 1953 ed.: A History of astronomy from Thales to Kepler.
Description: x, 424 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The earliest cosmological ideas --
The early Greek philosophers --
The Pythagorean school --
Plato --
The homocentric spheres of Eudoxus --
Aristotle --
Herakleides and Aristarchus --
The theory of Epicycles --
The dimensions of the world --
The Ptolemaic system --
Medieval cosmology --
Oriental astronomers --
The revival of astronomy in Europe --
Copernicus --
Tycho Brahe and his contemporaries --
Kepler --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Cosimo classics science.
Other Titles: History of astronomy from Thales to Kepler.
Responsibility: Johan Ludwig Emil Dreyer.

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