Logo

The Copernicus of Antiquity: Aristarchus of Samos

Large book cover: The Copernicus of Antiquity: Aristarchus of Samos

The Copernicus of Antiquity: Aristarchus of Samos
by

Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Number of pages: 72

Description:
The crowning achievement of anticipating the hypothesis of Copernicus belongs to Aristarchus of Samos alone; but to see it in its proper setting it is necessary to have followed in the footsteps of the earlier pioneers who, by one bold speculation after another, brought the solution of the problem nearer, though no one before Aristarchus actually hit upon the truth.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(multiple formats)

Download mirrors:
Mirror 1

Similar books

Book cover: Albert Einstein: Image and ImpactAlbert Einstein: Image and Impact
- American Institute of Physics
His theories and philosophy rose above a turbulent life. The story, checked for accuracy by leading historians, will interest all readers. Enhanced with striking pictures, voice clips, and essays, this is a one-stop source for Einstein information.
(19261 views)
Book cover: ArchimedesArchimedes
by
History and tradition know Archimedes almost exclusively as the inventor of a number of ingenious mechanical appliances. Few have any acquaintance with the details of the original discoveries in mathematics of the greatest mathematician of antiquity.
(6154 views)
Book cover: Thomas Edison: A Life From Beginning to EndThomas Edison: A Life From Beginning to End
- Hourly History
Thomas Edison passed on many decades ago, but his inventions still echo through time. If you watch TV, listen to your favorite songs, or simply click on the lamp next to your bed, it was Edison who brought all of these innovations into the world.
(2771 views)
Book cover: The Life of Sir Isaac NewtonThe Life of Sir Isaac Newton
by - Harper & Brothers
Sir Isaac Newton has been placed at the head of those great men who have been the ornaments of their species. However imposing be the attributes with which time has invested the sages of antiquity, the brightness of their fame has been eclipsed...
(7343 views)