History of Astronomy
Contributor(s): Michael Hoskin (Editor)
Subject(s): Historical Geography, History of ideas, Social history
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: megalithic astronomy; Chinese astronomy; Islamic astronomy; telescope; Newton; Universe.
Summary/Abstract: An outline history of science about the Universe presented from the prehistoric times (megalithic astronomy) to the second half of the 20th century (including space research). The book also contains the essay on the ancient Chinese astronomy, the description of the Arab flat astrolabe, the history of the telescope, chronological tables and the outline history of astronomy in Poland. It combines the clear and accessible language with the scientific integrity at the highest world level.
- E-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-1028-4
- Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-0293-7
- Page Count: 370
- Publication Year: 2007
- Language: Polish