1st Edition

A History of Astronomy (Routledge Revivals)





ISBN 9780415747363
Published June 9, 2015 by Routledge
436 Pages

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A History of Astronomy, first published in 1907, offers a comprehensive introduction to the steady development of the science since its inception in the ancient world up to the momentous progress of the nineteenth century. It includes biographical material relating to the most famous names in the study of astronomy – Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Herschel – and their contributions, clear and accessible discussions of key discoveries, as well as detailing the incremental steps in technology with which many of the turning points in astronomy were intimately bound up.

Table of Contents

1. Early Notions  2. He Eastern Nations of Antiquity  3. The Greeks  4. The Arabs  5. The Revival – Copernicus – Tycho Brahe  6. Kepler – Galileo  7. Newton  8. Newton’s Successors: Laplace  9. Flamsteed – Halley – Bradley – Herschel  10. The Early Nineteenth Century – Neptune  11. Herschel – Bessel – Struve  12. Comets  13. The Sun – Eclipses – Parallax  14. General Astronomy and Celestial Mechanics  15. Observations and Instruments  16. Adjustment of Observations. Personal Errors  17. The Sun  18. Solar Spectroscopy  19. Solar Eclipses – Spectroscopy  20. The Moon  21. The Earth  22. The Interior Planets  23. Mars  24. Minor Planets  25. The Major Planets  26. The Solar System  27. Comets, Meteors, Zodiacal Light  28. The Stars – Catalogues – Proper Motion – Parallax – Magnitude  29. Double Stars  30. Variable Stars  31. Clusters – Nebulae – Milky Way  32. Stellar Spectroscopy  33. Conclusion

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