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Cosmology and Astronomy


Berendzen, Richard, Richard Hart, and Daniel Seeley. Man Discovers the Galaxies. New York: Science History Publications, 1976.

Crowe, Michael J. Modern Theories of the Universe: From Herschel to Hubble. New York: Dover Publications, 1994.

——. Theories of the World from Antiquity to the Copernican Revolution. New York: Dover Publications, 1990.

Duhem, Pierre. To Save the Phenomena, an Essay on the Idea of Physical Theory from Plato to Galileo. Translated by Edmund Doland and Chaninah Maschler, with an introductory essay by Stanley L. Jaki. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969.

Hetherington, Norriss S. "Cosmic Journey: A History of Scientific Cosmology." Available at http://www.wavian.com/aip/cosmology/index.htm.

Hetherington, Norriss S., ed. Encyclopedia of Cosmology: Historical, Philosophical, and Scientific Foundations of Modern Cosmology. New York: Garland, 1993.

Hubble, Edwin. The Realm of the Nebulae. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1936; repr. New York: Dover Publications, 1958.

Johnson, Francis R. Astronomical Thought in Renaissance England: A Study of the English Scientific Writings from 1500 to 1645. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1937; repr. New York: Octagon Books, 1968.

Koyré, Alexandre. From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1957.

Kragh, Helge. Cosmology and Controversy: The Historical Development of Two Theories of the Universe. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1996.

Kuhn, Thomas S. The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1957.

Lovejoy, Arthur O. The Great Chain of Being: A Study of the History of an Idea. The William James Lectures Delivered at Harvard University, 1933. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1936.

Neugebauer, Otto. The Exact Sciences in Antiquity. 2nd ed. New York: Dover Publications, 1969.

Nicholson, Marjorie. A World in the Moon: A Study of the Changing Attitude toward the Moon in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Northampton, Mass.: Smith College Department of Modern Languages, 1936.

Norriss Hetherington

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Science EncyclopediaScience & Philosophy: Cosine to Cyano groupCosmology and Astronomy - Babylonian Cosmology, Greek Cosmology, Interregnum, The Copernican Revolution, The Newtonian Revolution, Twentieth-century Cosmology