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Published: 31 July 2003

136 Pages | 20 b/w illus

ISBN: 9780192803061

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The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

Michael Hoskin

Very Short Introductions

  • A fascinating introduction to the history of Western astronomy
  • Focuses on the major developments of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries: Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton and beyond
  • Looks at astronomy in antiquity: the Egyptians and the Greeks: Aristotle, Plato, Eudoxus, Hipparchus
  • Final chapter discusses the directions that the subject has taken since 1950