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Author Leverington, David, 1941- author.

Title Encyclopedia of the history of astronomy and astrophysics / David Leverington.

Publication Info. Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 521 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part 1. General astronomy -- Part 2. The solar system -- Part 3. Stars -- Part 4. Galaxies and cosmology -- Part 5. General Astronomical Tools and Techniques (Post-1600) -- Part 6. Optical telescopes and observatories -- Part 7. Radio telescopes, observatories and radar -- Part 8. Other ground-based observatories -- Part 9. Solar system exploration spacecraft -- Part 10. Observatory spacecraft.
Summary This comprehensive Encyclopedia covers the full history of astronomy from its ancient origins in Africa, South America, the Middle East and China to the latest developments in astrophysics and space-based research.
Note Title page of print version.
Subject Astronomy -- History -- Encyclopedias.
Astrophysics -- History -- Encyclopedias.
Astronomy. (OCoLC)fst00819673
Astrophysics. (OCoLC)fst00819797
Genre/Form Encyclopedias. (OCoLC)fst01423798
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title History of astronomy and astrophysics
Astronomy and astrophysics
Other Form: Print version: Leverington, David, 1941- Encyclopedia of the history of astronomy and astrophysics. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013 9780521899949 (DLC) 2012036493 (OCoLC)812070696
ISBN 9781784029333 electronic version
1784029335 electronic version
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