Textbook

Books Price Comparison (Including Amazon) - Guaranteed Lowest Prices on Books


 

Theories of the World from Antiquity to the Copernican Revolution: Second Revised Edition

 
 
 
 
Theories of the World from Antiquity to the Copernican Revolution: Second Revised Edition
Author: Michael J. Crowe
ISBN 13: 9780486414447
ISBN 10: 486414442
Edition: Second Edition, Revised
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2001-01-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $14.95
 
 

Revised edition re-creates the change from an earth- to a sun-centered conception of the solar system by focusing on an examination of the evidence available in 1615.

Booknews

A scientific, historical and philosophical examination of the evolution of astronomical theory towards heliocentricity. Beginning with an introductory chapter on the motion of bodies in space, Crowe (liberal studies, U. of Notre Dame) proceeds to a discussion of Greek astronomy before Ptolemy; the Ptolemaic, Copernican, and Tychonic systems; and the contributions of Kepler and Galileo. Written for a general audience; assumes a high-school mathematical skill-level. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)