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A History of Astronomy (Dover Books on Astronomy)

Code: GES0280
Auteurs: A. Pannekoek
ISBN: 486659941
Uitgever: Dover Publications
Uitgegeven: 01 July, 1989
Korte beschrijving:
Well-balanced, carefully reasoned study relates astronomy to political, social conditions of the day. Part I covers ancient astronomy, including Ptolemaic theory; Part II discusses Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, laws of celestial mechanics. Part III covers modern developments up to work of Eddington. Author saw astronomy as an adventure of the mind. Illustrated.