Table of contents for The Cambridge concise history of astronomy / edited by Michael Hoskin.


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Preface
1. Astronomy before history Clive Ruggles and Michael Hoskin
2 Astronomy in antiquity Michael Hoskin
3. Astronomy in China Christopher Cullen
4. Islamic astronomy Michael Hoskin and Owen Gingerich
5. The Astrolabe Michael Hoskin
6. Medieval Latin astronomy Michael Hoskin and Owen Gingerich
7. From geometry to physics: astronomy transformed Michael Hoskin
8. The refracting telescope in the seventeenth century J. A. Bennett
9. Newton and Newtonianism Michael Hoskin
10. The astronomy of the universe of stars Michael Hoskin
11. The message of starlight: the rise of astrophysics David Dewhirst and Michael Hoskin
12. Astronomy's widening horizons Michael Hoskin and Owen Gingerich
Reference Guide
Chronology
Glossary
Further reading
Picture acknowledgments
Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Astronomy History