Planetary Astronomy from the Renaissance to the Rise of Astrophysics, Part A, Tycho Brahe to Newton

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R. Taton, C. Wilson
Cambridge University Press, Sep 18, 2003 - Science - 300 pages
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The International Astronomical Union and the International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science have sponsored a major work on the history of astronomy, which the Press publishs are in four volumes, three of which will be divided into two parts. Publication commenced with volume 4, part A. The history of astronomy has never been tackled on this scale and depth and this major synthesis breaks wholly new ground. The individual chapters of each volume have been prepared by leading experts in every field of the history of astronomy.
 

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Contents

Tycho Brake
3
The contemporaries of Tycho Brahe
20
The Tychonic and semiTychonic world systems
33
Magnetical philosophy and astronomy 16001650
45
Johannes Kepler
54
The impact of the telescope
79
Galileo telescopic astronomy and the Copernican system
81
The telescope and cosmic dimensions
106
Planetary lunar and cometary theories between Kepler and Newton
159
Predictive astronomy in the century after Kepler
161
The Cartesian vortex theory
207
Magnetical philosophy and astronomy from Wilkins to Hooke
222
The Newtonian achievement in astronomy
231
The Newtonian achievement in astronomy
233
A glossary of technical terms
275
acknowledgements and sources
281

Selenography in the seventeenth century
119
The Galilean satellites of Jupiter from Galileo to Cassini Romer and Bradley
144

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