Watchers of the Stars

The Story of a Revolution

This is the third edition by Sir Patrick Moore, one of the great presenters of astronomy in our time. It tells the epic story of the historical development of astronomy which caused a revolutionary change in human outlook, in its impact upon both scientific thinking and religious belief.
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Astronomers, historians, and the general public


Book information

  • Published: September 2009
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-904275-44-2

Table of Contents

The earth in space; The questioners; Copernicus - the doubter; The wandering scholar; De revolutionibus…; The master of heaven; Circles or ellipses? Galileo - the experimenter; Telescopes and the sky; The storm gathers; The Dialogue; Confrontation!; Truth will out; Index.