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Title:Watches of the Stars; The Scientific Revolution
Price:AUD$14.90 (about USD$9.90)
ISBN:0718112857
Item ID:SB00-0112658
Quantity:1
Publisher:Michael Joseph, London, 1974
Edition:First
Illustrator:Photographic and Illustrations
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Good
Michael Joseph, 1974, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Photographic and Illustrations

foreword by author, list of colour plates, chronology of the scientific revolution, index and acknowledgements. Illustrated endpapers, showing Arabian astronomers practising the art, former would cut of 1513. The title page is illustrated with Galileo's drawing of the Pleiades from Siderius Nuncius (The Starry Messenger), fairness, 1610. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white illustrations, star charts and 24 coloured plates. Navy blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt embossed illustration of an Astrolabe to the front panel and gilt titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound), showing astronomy – early 16th century French tapestry, with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. This is a look at a intense 150 year period from 1543, when Copernicus first hypothesise his radical idea that the Earth was not the centre of the universe and that it actually revolved around the sun, to Sir Isaac Newton. In between those two great scientists were Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, and Galileo. It is also the story of great personal cost and of the slow disintegration of the church's power. A hint of rubbing it to the book edges. Ruffling of the dustwrapper edges and light rubbing of the dustwrapper panels. Faint fading to the backstrip. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. (4), 5-239, (1) pages,. The spine of the jacket has lost colour. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; astronomy; History. ISBN: 0718112857. ISBN/EAN: 9780718112851. Inventory No: 0112658.
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