Watchers of the Stars

3rd Edition

The Story of a Revolution

Author:

  • Sir Patrick Moore, CBE, DSc, FRAS
    • Print ISBN 9781904275367
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    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.

    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:
    © 2009
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Woodhead Publishing
    Print ISBN:
    9781904275367