Babylon to Voyager and Beyond
A History of Planetary Astronomy
By (author) David Leverington
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Babylon to Voyager and Beyond by David Leverington
Book DescriptionBabylon to Voyager and Beyond covers planetary research from the time of the Babylonians and Ancient Greeks through those of Kepler, Galileo and Newton to the modern era of space exploration. It outlines the key observational discoveries and theoretical developments in their historical context, covering not only the numerous successes but also the main failures. Planetary astronomy has come a long way since the Babylonians used their extensive numerical skills to predict the positions of the moon and planets. That progress is the story of this book, ending, as it does, with the considerable discoveries of the space age, and the discoveries of planets around other stars. This account will appeal to both amateur and professional astronomers, as well as those with an interest in the history of science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521004619
(247mm x 174mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Leverington
Observatories and Telescopes of Modern Times, Hardback (November 2016)
An historical overview of the development of professional optical and radio observatories from 1945 to today.
Encyclopedia of the History of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Hardback (April 2013)
This Encyclopedia offers a comprehensive guide to the history of astronomy and astrophysics from ancient times to the present day.
Babylon to Voyager and Beyond, Hardback (May 2003)
The story of planetary research from ancient astronomers to more recent spacecraft missions.
New Cosmic Horizons, Hardback (February 2001)» View all books by David Leverington
An extensively illustrated account of the development and achievements of astronomical observations from space since WWII.
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Author Biography - David Leverington
David Leverington held a variety of senior positions in the space industry, and is now retired.
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