Great Astronomers


"Great Astronomers" from Robert Stawell Ball. Irish astronomer who founded the screw theory (1841-1913).
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"Great Astronomers" from Robert Stawell Ball. Irish astronomer who founded the screw theory (1841-1913).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781511447522
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/25/2015
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
Introduction 9
Chapter 1 Ptolemy 13
Chapter 2 Copernicus 29
Chapter 3 Tycho Brahe 37
Chapter 4 Galileo 50
Chapter 5 Kepler 70
Chapter 6 Isaac Newton 83
Chapter 7 Flamsteed 104
Chapter 8 Halley 114
Chapter 9 Bradley 132
Chapter 10 William Herschel 142
Chapter 11 Laplace 153
Chapter 12 Brinkley 163
Chapter 13 John Herschel 173
Chapter 14 The Earl of Rosse 190
Chapter 15 Airy 200
Chapter 16 Hamilton 210
Chapter 17 Le Verrier 234
Chapter 18 Adams 249
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The Essential Library 275
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Synopsis is not true.

    Contrary to what the Barnes & Noble synopsis says, this IS and OCR (optical character reader) captured book with format errors and many wrong characters. It seems to be an exact copy of the file in The Internet Archive, not proofread and corrected by a human. You can understand most of it, but reading is not as pleasant as it could be if the book were corrected for OCR errors.

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