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4. Astronomy transformed

4. Astronomy transformed  

Michael Hoskin

in The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775727
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.003.0004
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The revolution set in motion by Copernicus was followed by huge advances in observing the planets and the stars. ‘Astronomy Transformed’ highlights the key thinkers and observers in this ... More
3. Copernicus’s vision

3. Copernicus’s vision  

Owen Gingerich

in Copernicus: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
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9780190605520
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10.1093/actrade/9780199330966.003.0004
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The Ptolemaic system, created by Claudius Ptolemaeus around AD 150, for the first time in history introduced a comprehensive geometrical structure from which the positions of the planets ... More
3. The superlunar world

3. The superlunar world  

Lawrence M. Principe

in The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777493
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567416.003.0004
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‘The superlunar world’ outlines the astronomical developments of the scientific revolution. Ancient thinkers such as Plato and Ptolemy originated the ideas of planetary orbital spheres and ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Lawrence M. Principe

in The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777493
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567416.003.0008
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Modern science continues to seek out greater scientific knowledge using the same aims and methods as the early modern natural philosophers. Some of these came from the Middle Ages and ... More
2. Planet Earth

2. Planet Earth  

William Lowrie

in Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191834707
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.003.0002
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Two important physical laws determine the behaviour of the Earth as a planet and the relationship between the Sun and its planets: the law of conservation of energy and the law of ... More
The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Hoskin

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775727
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.001.0001
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The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction traces the history of Western astronomy, from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid-nineteenth century ... More
3. Do you believe in models? Simplicity and complexity

3. Do you believe in models? Simplicity and complexity  

Alain Goriely

in Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191815805
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754046.003.0003
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Models are central to the world of applied mathematics. In its simplest sense, a model is an abstract representation of a system developed in order to answer specific questions or gain ... More
3. A mathematical science

3. A mathematical science  

Jim Bennett

in Navigation: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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9780191798153
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10.1093/actrade/9780198733713.003.0003
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9780198733713
‘A mathematical science’ shows that the idea of navigation taking on techniques from other disciplines is reinforced by the appearance of instruments from these disciplines modified for ... More
5. Competing with Ptolemy

5. Competing with Ptolemy  

Owen Gingerich

in Copernicus: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
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9780190605520
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10.1093/actrade/9780199330966.003.0006
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In 1515, a full Latin translation of Ptolemy’s account of his geocentric cosmology was printed. Copernicus soon realized that his own radical cosmology would need a comparable book—with a ... More
6. Exploring the universe of stars

6. Exploring the universe of stars  

Michael Hoskin

in The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775727
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.003.0006
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9780192803061
After Newton the attention of astronomers turned to the distant stars. ‘Exploring the Universe of Stars’ looks at the challenges that faced astronomers in the eighteenth- and ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Stillman Drake

in Galileo: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776809
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854568.003.8501
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9780192854568
The earliest explanations of man and his religion stemmed from religion, before philosophy and then science came onto the scene. It is natural that the later fields were guided by those ... More
2. Galileo's early years

2. Galileo's early years  

Stillman Drake

in Galileo: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776809
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854568.003.0002
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‘Galileo's early years’ provides an insight into Galileo's childhood and early work. Galileo was born in Pisa, and attended the University there. He became chair of mathematics at Pisa ... More
3. Conflicts with philosophers

3. Conflicts with philosophers  

Stillman Drake

in Galileo: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776809
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854568.003.0003
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‘Conflicts with philosophers’ outlines some of the disagreements Galileo had with natural philosophers. In 1604 Galileo had a feud with a philosopher over the distance of a supernova from ... More
The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Lawrence M. Principe

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777493
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567416.001.0001
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9780199567416
Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction explores the exciting developments in the sciences during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This time witnessed such ... More
Galileo: A Very Short Introduction

Galileo: A Very Short Introduction  

Stillman Drake

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776809
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854568.001.0001
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9780192854568
Galileo: A Very Short Introduction advances the hypothesis that Galileo's prosecution and condemnation by the Inquisition was caused not by his defiance of the Church but by ... More

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