Watchers of the Stars - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781904275442

Watchers of the Stars

3rd Edition

The Story of a Revolution

Authors: Sir Patrick Moore, CBE, DSc, FRAS
Paperback ISBN: 9781904275442
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 30th September 2009
Page Count: 200

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Description

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:
© Woodhead Publishing 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Hardcover ISBN:
9781904275367
Paperback ISBN:
9781904275442

About the Author

Sir Patrick Moore, CBE, DSc, FRAS

Reviews

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.