9781904275367

Watchers of the Stars

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  • ISBN13:

    9781904275367

  • ISBN10:

    1904275362

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-30
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
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Summary

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Galileo's historic first recorded astronomical observations and to coincide with the United Nations International Year of Astronomy 2009, Horwood Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of this 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. It is a fascinating story, well researched and told in a scholarly yet exciting narrative that will be read with enjoyment and profit astronomers, historians and the general public. Formerly titled The Great Astronomical Revolution, the book includes a new foreword, new illustrations and colour plates, due Autumn 2009.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vi
The Earth in Spacep. 1
The Questionersp. 14
Copernicus, the Doubterp. 26
The Wandering Scholarp. 35
'DeRevolutionibus…'p. 49
The Master of Hvenp. 60
Circles or Ellipses?p. 76
Galileo: the Experimenterp. 96
Telescopes and the Skyp. 106
The Storm Gathersp. 125
The Dialoguep. 137
Confrontation!p. 150
Truth Will Outp. 162
Epiloguep. 178
Chronology of the Scientific Revolutionp. 180
Indexp. 182
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