A Chronicle of Pre-Telescopic Astronomy
Hetherington, Barry

ISBN 9780471959427
Uitgever Wiley-Blackwell
Taal GB
Categorie studieboeken,astro
Meer info 1996, hardcover, good copy
Extra informatie Astronomy, the oldest of the sciences, has a history which goes back thousands of years. Civilizations throughout the world recorded events which they observed, including eclipses of the sun and moon, and the behaviour of meteors, comets and stars. These observations contain a wealth of information which is of great importance and interest to the modern day astronomer. A Chronicle of Pre-Telescopic Astronomy presents a chronological record of all types of account of astronomical discoveries and events from all nations, from the earliest times to the year AD 1609, the year in which the telescope was first used. As such, it provides a unique history of mankind?s changing view of the Universe. Useful biographies of the major figures are given, including details of the conflicts and rivalries between astronomers, and between astronomers and the authorities. A Chronicle of Pre-Telescopic Astronomy will be of great value to all modern day astronomers. Amateur astronomers and all those interested in the history of astronomy will also find it a fascinating source of information. The index of some 1000 names, together with an extensive subject index, make this an especially accessible and valuable work. The referencing of every entry in the work facilitates further investigation of the literature, making A Chronicle of Pre-Telescopic Astronomy an absorbing and enduring reference source.

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