Worlds in the sky: planetary discoveries from earliest times through Voyager and Magellan

By: Sheehan, William

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Written by an amateur astronomer, this 'history' omits all mention of the discovery of the Transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks: hence the phrase 'earliest times' should not be taken literally, and his coverage of Arabic discoveries is also inadequate. Collectors of astronomical illustrations will be interested to know that at least one of the figures is by the well known astronomical artist Richard Baum of Chester, to whom the book is jointly dedicated. xv, 243, (1) pp., numerous text figures and photographs.

Title: Worlds in the sky: planetary discoveries from earliest times through Voyager and Magellan

Author Name: Sheehan, William

Categories: Science,

Edition: 2nd impression of first edition, originally published in 1992

Publisher: University of Arizona Press: 1994

ISBN Number: 0 8165 1290 6

ISBN Number 13: 9780816512904

Binding: Hard covers, dust jacket

Book Condition: V.g.

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2343

Keywords: English 1