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Watchers of the Stars The Story of a Revolution

By: Patrick Moore
186 pages, Col plates, b/w illus
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Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Galileo's historic first recorded astronomical observations and to coincide with the United Nations International Year of Astronomy 2009, this book tells the epic story of the historical development of astronomy which caused a revolutionary change in human outlook, in its impact upon both scientific thinking and religious belief. It is a fascinating story, well researched and told in a scholarly yet exciting narrative that will be read with enjoyment and profit by astronomers, historians and the general public. Formerly titled The Great Astronomical Revolution, the book includes a new foreword, new illustrations and colour plates.


The earth in space; The questioners; Copernicus ´┐¢ the doubter; The wandering scholar; De revolutionibus´┐¢; The master of hven; Circles or ellipses? Galileo ´┐¢ the experimenter; Telescopes and the sky; The storm gathers; The Dialogue; Confrontation!; Truth will out; Index.

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By: Patrick Moore
186 pages, Col plates, b/w illus
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