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History of Astronomy

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History of Astronomy by Walter W. Bryant is a comprehensive and engaging exploration of the evolution of the field of astronomy. This book takes readers on a journey through ancient civilizations, such as the Egyptians and Greeks, and their early observations of the stars and planets. Bryant skillfully weaves together scientific discoveries with cultural and historical context, providing a well-rounded understanding of how astronomy has developed over time.

One of the standout features of this book is Bryant's ability to make complex scientific concepts accessible to a wide audience. He breaks down complicated theories and ideas into digestible chunks, making it easy for readers of all backgrounds to follow along. Additionally, Bryant's passion for the subject shines through in his writing, making for a compelling read that will leave readers feeling inspired and informed.

Overall, History of Astronomy is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of science or the wonders of the universe. Bryant's meticulous research and engaging writing style make this book a valuable resource for both casual readers and serious scholars alike. Whether you are a seasoned astronomer or a novice stargazer, this book offers something for everyone.

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In this book, Walter W. Bryant traces the history of astronomy through the ages. We start at the very beginning, where astronomy was an occupation of priests, move with the help of the Arabs through the middle ages to the discovery of the heliocentric system by Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo. A discussion of Newton and his laws follows as well as a description of the biographies and works of successors like Halley, Herschel, and Bessel. The second half of the book deals with recent discoveries with respect to our solar system and the comets, meteors, and stars beyond.

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