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The picture history of astronomy.

Patrick Moore

The picture history of astronomy.

by Patrick Moore

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Published by Grosset & Dunlap in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astronomy -- History,
  • Astronomy -- Popular works

  • Edition Notes

    Fourth ed. published in 1972 under title: The story of astronomy.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB44 .M558 1967
    The Physical Object
    Pagination253 p.
    Number of Pages253
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5543103M
    LC Control Number67021116

    His book, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies, which was published as he lay on his deathbed, was a key element in the beginning of the Renaissance and the Age of Enlightenment. In those centuries, the scientific nature of astronomy became incredibly important, along with the construction of telescopes to observe the heavens. Buy A History of Astronomy (Dover Books on Astronomy) New edition by Pannekoek, A. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(4).

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    Earth and Space: Photographs from the Archives of NASA (Outer Space Photo Book, Space Gifts for Men and Women, NASA Book) Nirmala Nataraj out of 5 stars astronomy, branch of science that studies the motions and natures of celestial bodies, such as planets, stars, and galaxies; more generally, the study of matter and energy in the universe at large. Ancient Astronomy Astronomy is the oldest of the physical sciences. In many early civilizations the regularity of celestial motions was recognized, and attempts were made to keep records and predict.


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No Jacket. (), 4to, pp, index, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Extremities worn, inner hinges neatly reinforced, else G. A history of astronomy from its dim beginnings when The picture history of astronomy. book Chaldeans - or possibly the Cretans - divided the stars into constellations.

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While lacking in depth due to the survey nature of the work, the information presented is relevant, insightful, and interesting.

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This extraordinary book traces the stories of humans interacting with the endless wonders of the night sky, beginning with the earliest superstitions and continuing through to the birth and development of the science of astronomy/5.

Genre/Form: Illustrated works History Pictorial works: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Moore, Patrick. Picture history of astronomy. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, © The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy combines new scholarship with hands-on science to bring readers into direct contact with the work of ancient astronomers.

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Few histories of astronomy offer the special human dimension of this book. For Professor Pannekoek (University of Amsterdam), the history of astronomy consists of the growth of mans concept of his world/5. History of astronomy: an encyclopedia User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict.

While there are several astronomy encyclopedias on the market (e.g., The Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Van Nostrand Reinhold, ), this encyclopedia, which launches a new series from.Early history. Early cultures identified celestial objects with gods and spirits.

They related these objects (and their movements) to phenomena such as rain, drought, seasons, and is generally believed that the first astronomers were priests, and that they understood celestial objects and events to be manifestations of the divine, hence early astronomy's connection to what is now.Page 52 - Notwithstanding these unavoidable defects, the number and generality of his discoveries relative to this system, and many of the most interesting points of the Physico-mathematical sciences, the multitude of original and profound views, which have been the germ of the most brilliant theories of the geometers of the last century, all of which were presented with much elegance, will.