History of Astronomy: An Encyclopedia

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John Lankford
Garland Pub., 1997 - Science - 594 pages
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Focuses on developments since the Scientific Revolution. Five categories covered are 1)historical overview of astronomy. 2)Astronomy in natural contexts. 3)History of observatories. 4)Social history of astronomy. 5)Biographies.

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While there are several astronomy encyclopedias on the market (e.g., The Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992), this encyclopedia, which launches a new series from ... Read full review

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John Lankford is Special Assistant to the Provost and Adjunct Professor of History at Kansas State University.

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