Modern Theories of the Universe: From Herschel to Hubble

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Courier Corporation, 1 ene 1994 - 435 páginas
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This book provides an introduction to the fundamentals of stellar astronomy, a history of astronomy, and an account of how the science of astronomy challenged traditional philosophical and theological beliefs. Throughout the text are readings from the writings of scientists who contributed most significantly to the development of astronomy.

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Índice

Chapter One Methodology and the Telescope
1
Chapter Two Stellar Astronomy in the Period before
15
Celestial Naturalist
71
Chapter Four From William Herschel to 1860
146
Chapter Five The New Astronomy
178
Chapter Six From the New Astronomy to Henrietta Leavitt
195
Chapter Seven Background to the Great Debate
233
Chapter Eight The Great Debate
269
Chapter Nine The Resolution of the Issues in the Great Debate
328
Some Quotations
360
Appendix Laboratory Exercise on Nebulae and on
395
Selected Bibliography of the History of Stellar Astronomy
405
Index
425
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Sobre el autor (1994)

Michael J. Crowe is Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Notre Dame.

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