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- DescriptionKwing there was money in science, Vincenzo Galilei wanted his son to become a cloth-dealer. While the young Galileo was disobeying his father and cultivating an unwholesome interest in geometry, Tycho Brahe was maintaining the impoverished Johannes Kepler and his entire family. Not long after this, a certain Cambridge mathematician ticed a strange phemen that became kwn as 'the precession of the equixes', before formulating his law of gravity. In this fascinating collection of lectures, first published in 1893, the eminent Professor of Physics Oliver Lodge (1851-1940) takes the reader on a tour of the history of astromy. Including biographical tes on landmark astromers, more than a hundred illustrations, and simple explanations of important concepts, this engaging book's range from the geocentric theory of the universe to the discovery of Neptune and the calculation of tides. It remains highly accessible to the general reader today.
- Author(s)Sir Oliver Lodge
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication28/06/2012
- SubjectTechnology: General & Reference
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - Astronomy
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note120 b/w illus.
- Weight540 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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