Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Cosmographical Glass by S. K. Heninger

What are the parts of the universe? How are they arranged? Where are its center and its boundaries? What forces control its motion? The diagrams in this lavishly illustrated book reveal how people from the Renaissance era sought to answer these complicated questions. These images, all from books printed before 1700, and most of them located in the Huntington Library, reflect a period of insistent questioning and rapid change. The author explains each illustration in detail, providing insight into the prevalent beliefs and ideas of the Renaissance.

Buy The Cosmographical Glass by S. K. Heninger from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780873282086
ISBN-10: 0873282086
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 216mm x 16mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Huntington Library Press,US
Publisher: Huntington Library Press,US
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - The Cosmographical Glass by S. K. Heninger

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Cosmographical Glass book by S. K. Heninger and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - S. K. Heninger

S. K. Heninger, Jr. is a former Alumni Distinguished Professor of English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of Touches of Sweet Harmony: Pythagorean Cosmology and Renaissance Poetics, The Handbook of Renaissance Meteorology, and Sidney and Spenser: The Poet as Maker. He specializes in literature of the English Renaissance.