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Patrick Moore's History of astronomy.

Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: London : Macdonald, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th rev. edView all editions and formats
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Recounts the history of man's exploration of the universe since 2000 B.C., accenting his authoritative text with hundreds of photographs, diagrams, historical engravings, and paintings.
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Moore, Patrick.
Patrick Moore's History of astronomy.
London : Macdonald, 1983
(OCoLC)629829946
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Moore
ISBN: 0356086070 9780356086071
OCLC Number: 10800852
Notes: Revised edition of: The story of astronomy. 4th rev. ed. 1972.
Includes index.
Description: 327 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Sky above us --
Watchers of the stars --
Greek astronomers --
Rebirth of astronomy --
Design of the Universe --
Story of Tycho Brahe --
Maps of the sky --
Laws of Johannes Kepler --
Telescopes and the stars --
Face of the Sun --
Exploring the Solar System --
Genius of Newton --
Royal Observatory --
When Venus crosses the Sun --
King's astronomer --
Reflectors and refractors --
Celestial police --
Neptune --
'Ferret of Comets' --
Celestial fireworks --
Birr Castle --
Stars of the far south --
How far are the stars? --
Craters, canals and rings --
Great telescopes --
Age of photography --
Exploring the spectrum --
Stars of many kinds --
Life of a star --
Star clusters and star systems --
Invisible astronomy --
Big Bang or steady state? --
Into space --
Modern moon --
Travel near the Sun --
Craters of Mars --
Through the Asteroid Belt --
Saturn --
Depths of the Solar System --
Into the future --
Some landmarks in the history of astronomy --
List of illustrations.
Other Titles: History of astronomy

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Recounts the history of man's exploration of the universe since 2000 B.C., accenting his authoritative text with hundreds of photographs, diagrams, historical engravings, and paintings.

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