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Titel: The transit of Venus : the brief , brilliant...
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London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004. Hardcover. Dustjacket. xiii, 210 p. : ill. (some col.), facsims., geneal. tables, col. map ; 22 cm. Peter Aughton. "A Windrush Press book."/ Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-204 ) and index . Condition : very good. ISBN 9780297847212[KEYWORDS: ASTRONOMY, *. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 233375
Inhaltsangabe: There is a missing chapter in the history of astronomy—between the work of Galileo and Newton—and it is a chapter that belongs to England. In the period before the English Civil War, Horrocks was the greatest astronomer in the kingdom. He knew the positions and motions of the planets more accurately than any person of his time, and was the first to appreciate the true scale of the solar system and formulate a valid theory for the wanderings of the moon. Yet he was not an elderly grey-bearded sage, but a young man living in provincial obscurity, who on his death had barely come of age but who left a great scientific legacy.
Über den Autor: Peter Aughton lives in Bristol. He lectures at the University of the West of England, specialising in engineering and the mathematical aspects of computing. In the 1970s he worked on the Concorde supersonic airliner and he is an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Mathematics. He is married with two children.
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