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Introduction

Introduction  

David A. Rothery

in Planets: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199573509
The ‘Introduction’ outlines the content of this VSI. Astronomers now officially recognize only eight planets and the origin, evolution, and present-day condition of these planets is ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Michael Hoskin

in The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775727
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.003.0007
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chapter
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9780192803061
In this ‘Epilogue’ the attempts of observers and theoreticians to understand the visible heavenly bodies is seen to give way to a new type of astronomy that combines physics and chemistry. ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

John Gribbin

in Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777103
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199234349.003.0001
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9780199234349
The ‘Introduction’ provides a brief history of the study of galaxies. Telescopes were invented in 1551, not, as the popular myth goes, by Galileo, but by Leonard Digges. In the eighteenth ... More
The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Hoskin

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775727
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.001.0001
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book
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9780192803061
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
4. Canon days and the Little Commentary

4. Canon days and the Little Commentary  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199330966.003.0005
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9780199330966
Late in 1510, Copernicus’s passion for astronomy resulted in his leaving the Bishop’s Palace in Lidzbark Warminski for a residence in Frauenburg. Very little of his work over the next few ... 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
eISBN: 
9780191775727
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.003.0006
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chapter
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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
2. ContextsThe history that made the founding fathers

2. Contexts: The history that made the founding fathers  

R. B. Bernstein

in The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780190273545
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190273514.003.0002
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9780190273514
The founding fathers were born into a remarkable variety of families, occupations, religious loyalties, and geographic settings: from landed gentry destined to join the ruling elite, to ... More
1. The discovery and significance of moons

1. The discovery and significance of moons  

David A. Rothery

in Moons: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2015
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Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191799495
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198735274.003.0001
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9780198735274
‘The discovery and significance of moons’ begins with the long-established Earth-centred (geocentric) view of the cosmos that was eventually replaced by Nicolaus Copernicus’ heliocentric ... More
Planets: A Very Short Introduction

Planets: A Very Short Introduction  

David A. Rothery

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199573509
Planets: A Very Short Introduction demonstrates the excitement, uncertainties, and challenges faced by planetary scientists, and provides an overview of our Solar System and ... More
1. The Solar System

1. The Solar System  

David A. Rothery

in Planets: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199573509
‘The Solar System’ investigates how long people have been aware of the planets, when planets were first identified, when their distance from Earth was first estimated, and how. What is a ... More

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