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By Sir Thomas Heath

"A so much great addition to the literature of astronomical history." — Nature
"A most crucial contribution to the early heritage of Greek inspiration and a outstanding monument of English scholarship." — Journal of Hellenic Studies
This vintage paintings lines Aristarchus of Samos's anticipation via 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 rates from a number of thinkers, compilers, and scholasticists from Thales and Anaximander via Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclides. 34 figures.

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