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Author Gingerich, Owen.

Title The eye of heaven : Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler / Owen Gingerich.

Publication Info. New York, NY : American Institute of Physics, [1993]
1993

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rockford University Stacks - RKC-ILDS  QB15 .G563 1993    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  520.9 GIN    AVAILABLE
Description viii, 442 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Masters of modern physics ; v. 7
Masters of modern physics ; v. 7.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Kepler -- Was Ptolemy a fraud? -- Ptolemy revisited -- Zoomorphic astrolabes: Arabic star names enter Europe -- The "Abd-al-A" imma astrolabe forgeries / with D. King and G. Saliba -- Alfonso X as a patron of astronomy -- The 1852 "Theorica orbium" of Hieronymus Vulparius -- The search for a plenum universe -- The astronomy and cosmology of Copernicus -- Did Copernicus owe a debt to Aristarchus? -- "Crisis" versus aesthetic in the Copernican revolution -- Early Copernican ephemerides -- Erasmus Reinhold and the dissemination of the Copernican theory -- De revolutionibus: an example of Renaissance scientific printing -- The censorship of Copernicus's De revolutionibus
Heliocentrism as model and as reality -- Johannes Kepler and the new astronomy -- Kepler as a Copernican -- Kepler's place in astronomy -- The origins of Kepler's Third Law -- The computer versus Kepler -- The computer versus Kepler revisited -- The mercury theory from antiquity to Kepler -- Kepler, Galilei, and the harmony of the world -- Circumventing Newton. revolutionibus: an example of Renaissance scientific printing -- Johannes Kepler and the new astronomy -- Kepler as a Copernican --Kepler's place in astronomy -- The origins of Kepler's Third Law -- The computer versus Kepler -- The computer versus Kepler revisited -- The mercury theory from antiquity to Kepler -- Kepler, Galilei, and the harmony of the world -- Circumventing Newton.
Subject Ptolemy, active 2nd century.
Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543.
Kepler, Johannes, 1571-1630.
Astronomy -- History.
ISBN 0883188635 : $24.95

 
    
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