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.
- Tells the epic story of the historical development of astronomy which had a revolutionary impact upon both scientific thinking and religious belief
- A fascinating, well-researched story told in an exciting narrative
- Third edition includes a new foreword, new illustrations and colour plates
Astronomers, historians, and the general public
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.
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- © Woodhead Publishing 2009
- 30th September 2009
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