The Resource Stargazers: : Galileo, Copernicus, the telescope and the Church, (ebook)

Stargazers: : Galileo, Copernicus, the telescope and the Church, (ebook)

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Stargazers: : Galileo, Copernicus, the telescope and the Church
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Stargazers:
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Galileo, Copernicus, the telescope and the Church
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eng
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The period from 1500-1700 saw an unprecendented renaissance in astronomy and the understanding of the heavens. In this magnificent tour de force, scientific historian Dr Allan Chapman guides us through two hundred years of mapping the stars. He shows how Copernicus, Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler were all part of a huge movement, which included many churchmen, questing for knowledge of the skies. Chapman explores whether Galileo and his ilk were so unusual for their time, bright sparks of knowledge in a sea of ignorance. Or were contemporary Popes, churchmen, and rulers actually fascinated by astronomy, and open to new ideas? Within these pages Copernicus and Galileo find company with Jesuit missionary astronomers in China, Calvinist physicists in Leiden, Bishop John Wilkins's "Flying Chariot" destined for the moon, Johannes Hevelius, Jeremiah Horrocks, Robert Hooke, Sir Isaac Newton, the early Royal Society, and the Revd James Bradley, who finally detected the earth's motion in space in 1728
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Midwest
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1946-
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Chapman, Allan
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261.5509031
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Galileo
  • Copernicus, Nicolaus
  • Astronomy
  • Religion and science
  • Astronomy
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adult
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Stargazers: : Galileo, Copernicus, the telescope and the Church, (ebook)
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9780745957876
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11850983
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remote
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11850983
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MWT11850983
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Stargazers: : Galileo, Copernicus, the telescope and the Church, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780745957876
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11850983
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11850983
System control number
MWT11850983
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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