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By J. L. E. Dreyer

ISBN-10: 0486600793

ISBN-13: 9780486600796

A masterpiece of ancient perception and clinical accuracy, this can be the definitive paintings on Greek astronomy and the Copernican Revolution. starting with the traditional Egyptians, it levels from the Pythagoreans and Plato to medieval ecu and Islamic cosmologies, concluding with detailed surveys of the works of Copernicus, Brahe, and Kepler.

Formerly titled: historical past of the Planetary platforms from Thales to Kepler

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