The Cambridge concise history of astronomy / edited by Michael Hoskin.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Description
362 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

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Subject(s)
AstronomyHistory [Browse]
Related name
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-346) and index.
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.
ISBN
  • 0521572916 (hbk.)
  • 0521576008 (pbk.)
LCCN
99208749
OCLC
40882102
RCP
N - S

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