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History of the Planetary Systems
From Thales to Kepler


  • Date Published: October 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107432628

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  • Originally published in 1906, this book presents a study of 'the history of man's conception of the Universe from the earliest historical ages to the completion of the Copernican system by Kepler in the seventeenth century'. Detailed notes and illustrative figures are incorporated throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in planetary systems and the history of astronomy.

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    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107432628
    • length: 444 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. The earliest cosmological ideas
    1. The early Greek philosophers
    2. The Pythagorean school
    3. Plato
    4. The homocentric spheres of Eudoxus
    5. Aristotle
    6. Herakleides and Aristarchus
    7. The theory of Epicycles
    8. The dimensions of the world
    9. The Ptolemaic system
    10. Medieval cosmology
    11. Oriental astronomers
    12. The revival of astronomy in Europe
    13. Copernicus
    14. Tycho Brahe and his contemporaries
    15. Kepler
    16. Conclusion

  • Author

    J. L. E. Dreyer

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