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Theories of the World from Antiquity to the Copernican Revolution : Second Revised Edition - MICHAEL J. CROWE

Theories of the World from Antiquity to the Copernican Revolution

Second Revised Edition

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Newly revised edition of Professor Crowe's accessible, enlightening book re-creates the change from an earth-centered to a sun-centered conception of the solar system. The work is organized around a hypothetical debate: Given the evidence available in 1615, which system (Ptolemaic, Copernican, Tychonic, etc.) was most deserving of support?

Prefacep. iii
The Celestial Motionsp. 1
Greek Astronomy before Ptolemyp. 21
Some Mathematical Techniques of Ancient Astronomyp. 30
The Ptolemaic Systemp. 42
Philosophical Interlude: The "Save the Phenomena" Positionp. 66
The Copernican Systemp. 82
The Tychonic Systemp. 136
Johannes Keplerp. 146
Galileo Galileip. 156
Epilogue: Some Quotations Concerning Astronomy in the Copernican Revolution Periodp. 173
Archaeoastronomyp. 197
Select Bibliographyp. 220
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780486414447
ISBN-10: 0486414442
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 31st January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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