By A. Pannekoek, Space
Well-balanced, conscientiously reasoned examine relates astronomy to political, social stipulations of the day. half I covers old astronomy, together with Ptolemaic idea; half II discusses Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, legislation of celestial mechanics. half III covers glossy advancements as much as paintings of Eddington. writer observed astronomy as an experience of the brain. Illustrated.
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