Watchers of the Stars - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781904275367

Watchers of the Stars

3rd Edition

The Story of a Revolution

Authors: Sir Patrick Moore, CBE, DSc, FRAS
Hardcover ISBN: 9781904275367
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 30th September 2009
Page Count: 200
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Astronomers, historians, and the general public

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.

Details

No. of pages:
200
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Hardcover ISBN:
9781904275367
Paperback ISBN:
9781904275442

About the Author

Sir Patrick Moore, CBE, DSc, FRAS