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Author Chapman, Allan, 1946- author.

Title Stargazers : Copernicus, Galileo, the telescope and the Church : the astronomical Renaissance 1500-1700 / Allan Chapman.

Publication Info. Oxford : Lion, 2014.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 United Township HS SD 30 Stacks - UTSG-6  520.9031 CHA    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xxi, 440 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The period from 1500-1700 saw an unprecedented renaissance in astronomy and the understanding of the heavens. In this magnificent tour de force, scientific historian Dr Allan Chapman guides us through two hundred years of mapping the stars. He shows how Copernicus, Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler were all part of a huge movement, which included many churchmen, questing for knowledge of the skies. Chapman explores whether Galileo and his ilk were so unusual for their time, bright sparks of knowledge in a sea of ignorance. Or were contemporary Popes, churchmen, and rulers actually fascinated by astronomy, and open to new ideas? Within these pages Copernicus and Galileo find company with Jesuit missionary astronomers in China, Calvinist physicists in Leiden, Bishop John Wilkins's "Flying Chariot" destined for the moon, Johannes Hevelius, Jeremiah Horrocks, Robert Hooke, Sir Isaac Newton, the early Royal Society, and the Revd James Bradley, who finally detected the earth's motion in space in 1728.
Subject Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543.
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.
Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543. (OCoLC)fst00033633
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642. (OCoLC)fst00029756
Chronological Term 1500-1699
Subject Astronomy -- History -- 16th century.
Astronomy -- History -- 17th century.
Astronomy -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- 16th century.
Astronomy -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- 17century.
Religion and science -- History -- 16th century.
Religion and science -- History -- 17th century.
Astronomy. (OCoLC)fst00819673
Astronomy -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines. (OCoLC)fst00819722
Religion and science. (OCoLC)fst01093848
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780745956275 (pbk.)
0745956270 (pbk.)

 
    
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