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Planetary vistas : a history of planetary astronomy up to the 21st century

Author: David Leverington
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Leverington
ISBN: 0521808405 9780521808408 0521004616 9780521004619
OCLC Number: 232705330
Description: pages 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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