History of Astronomy
by George Forbes
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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by Eric Schulman - St. Martin's Press
From the Big Bang to the evolution of humans and the resignation of Richard Nixon, an astronomer offers a highly irreverent, entertaining, and scientifically correct overview of the most important cosmic milestones since the beginning of time.
by Henry White Warren - Project Gutenberg
This book has been written not only to reveal some of the highest achievements of the human mind, but also to let the heavens declare the glory of the Divine Mind. In the author's judgment, there is no gulf that separates science and religion.
by Mario Livio - arXiv.org
This review presents a brief summary of a few of the highlights of HST discoveries, discusses their physical implications, and identifies unsolved problems. A broad range of topics is covered, from our own solar system to cosmology.
by Herbert Hall Turner - E. Arnold
The aim of the following pages is to illustrate the variety in character of astronomical discoveries. An attempt has indeed been made to arrange the examples into a rough sequence according to the amount of chance associated with the discovery.