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Watchers of the stars: The scientific revolution

by Patrick Moore

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Great book written in 1974. Lots of images are included, from the times of the Babylonians and the Egyptians, to the times of Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler and Galileo.

It was very interesting to see how long it really took to go from the geocentric to the heliocentric model, especially Tycho's imagining of a sun and moon that go around the earth, but the planets go around the sun - a transitional idea that worked well mathematically for everything but the fixed stars. ( )
  br77rino | Jan 9, 2014 |
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