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Author Hoskin, Michael A.

Title The history of astronomy / Michael Hoskin
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  520.9 Hos/Hoh  AVAILABLE
Description 123 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Series Very short introductions
Very short introductions.
Contents Machine derived contents note: 1. The Sky in Prehistory -- 2. Astronomy in Antiquity -- 3. Astronomy in Middle Ages -- 4. Astronomy Transformed -- 5. Astronomy in the Age of Newton -- 6. Exploring the Universe of Stars -- Epilogue -- Further Reading
Summary "This lively and comprehensive book charts the developments in the history of western astronomy from prehistoric times, when farmers used the stars to predict the start of the seasons, through the merging of Babylonian and Greek astronomy, and on to the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century applications of Newton's law." "Ending his history in the middle of the nineteenth century with the rise of astrophysics, Michael Hoskin looks at the achievements of Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Halley, and Newton, whilst touching upon the first exciting post-war explorations of the universe of stars."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Astronomy -- History.
LC no. 2003545120
ISBN 0192803069 paperback