A History of Astronomy: from 1890 to the Present

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Volume 2B covers the period from to , the golden age of celestial mechanics that culminated in the discovery of Neptune. This book illustrates perfectly the skill of the modern astronomical historian. The first date is 15 billion years ago.

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The thousands of entries include a host of lunar and solar eclipses, the appearances of sun spots as large as plums, comets looking like loose cotton, and falling meteorites smashing chariots and killing ten men. Hetherington relies exclusively on secondary sources.

The first book covers the whole of astronomy, time-step by time-step, from Genesis to cosmological ripples. This is history at a gallop without mathematics or reference to sources. It is, however, a thoughtful and highly readable introduction to the subject.

Instead of a single chronological progression, Leverington divides astronomy into 16 sections, writing on topics such as the Sun and Moon, origin of the Solar System, stellar evolution and space research. This makes a refreshing change and the end product is a most useful and enjoyable book. Trending Latest Video Free. Please enable cookies in your browser to get the full Trove experience.

A History of Astronomy

Skip to content Skip to search. Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 3 of 3. Physical Description xii, p. Subjects Astronomy -- History -- 20th century. Astronomy History Contents 1. The Sun 2.

The Moon 3. The Origin of the Solar System 4.

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The Terrestrial Planets 5. The Gas Giants 6. Small Bodies of the Solar System 7. Stellar Evolution and Stellar Structures 8. Variable and Double Stars 9. The Milky Way Galaxies Cosmology Optical Telescopes and Observatories Tools and Techniques Radio Astronomy Space Research Modern Astronomy in Context.

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