Great Astronomers

Great Astronomers

by Robert Stawell Ball
     
 

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There are many types of astronomers-from the stargazer who merely watches the heavens, to the abstract mathematician who merely works at his desk ; it has, consequently, been necessary in the case of some lives to adopt a very different treatment from that which seemed suitable for others. The Great Astronomers are as follows:

Claudius Ptolemy
Nicolaus

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There are many types of astronomers-from the stargazer who merely watches the heavens, to the abstract mathematician who merely works at his desk ; it has, consequently, been necessary in the case of some lives to adopt a very different treatment from that which seemed suitable for others. The Great Astronomers are as follows:

Claudius Ptolemy
Nicolaus Copernicus
Tycho Brahe
Galileo Galilei
Johannes Kepler
Isaac Newton
John Flamsteed
Edmond Halley
James Bradley
William Herschel
Pierre-Simon Laplace
John Brinkley
John Herschel
3rd Earl of Rosse (William Parsons)
George Biddell Airy
William Rowan Hamilton
Urbain Le Verrier
John Couch Adams

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940026493609
Publisher:
Isbister
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
383 KB

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