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History of Astronomy by George Forbes

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History of Astronomy
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ISBN/ASIN: 0217003303

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This book starts with the ancient Chinese, then goes through the Chaldeans, Greeks, and Arabs, then Copernicus and others of the Renaissance, and lastly the 18th and 19th centuries. There are chapters about the telescope and other instruments, the sun, moon, planets and the stars.

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