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By Sir Thomas Heath

"A such a lot welcome boost to the literature of astronomical history." — Nature
"A most crucial contribution to the early historical past of Greek idea and a striking monument of English scholarship." — Journal of Hellenic Studies
This vintage paintings lines Aristarchus of Samos's anticipation by way of millennia of Copernicus's progressive idea of the orbital movement of the earth. Heath's historical past of astronomy levels from Homer and Hesiod to Aristarchus and contains prices from a variety of thinkers, compilers, and scholasticists from Thales and Anaximander via Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclides. 34 figures.

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