The Astronomers by Colin A. Ronan hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Evans Brothers, 1964, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: The past decade has been remarkable for the victorious advance of the scientists in conquest of space. Suddenly the heavenly bodies of the Universe, so long the object of awe and wonderment, are brought within reach of man-made projectiles so that actual contact with the Moon or the Planets seems likely within the next decade. Thus human interest has become focused on space and information on every aspect of the subject is eagerly sought. The Astronomers, which Colin Ronan has written so ably, examines over a period of more than two thousand years the lives, beliefs and discoveries of brilliant thinkers, Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Halley and Einstein, men of vision and scientific curiosity, who contributed vital theories and facts to the sum total of our knowledge today.
The reader will gain much insight into the working of the scientific mind by reading this account of the achievements of the astronomers.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a nick to the tail of the spine and the leading bottom corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Grey boards with Red titling to the Spine.
232 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8½” x 5¾”.
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