The author, a well-kwn astromer himself, describes the evolution of astromical ideas, touching only lightly on most of the instrumental developments. Richly illustrated, the book starts with the astromical ideas of the Egyptian and Mesopotamian philosophers, moves on to the Greek period and then on to the golden age of astromy, that of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler and Newton. Finally, Pecker concludes with modern theories of cosmology. Written with astromy undergraduates in mind, this is a fascinating survey of astromical thinking.
Jean Claude Pecker
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
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Astronomy, Space & Time
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Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K