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by Robert S. Ball

eBook Great Astronomers (Classic Reprint) download ISBN: 1440092435
Author: Robert S. Ball
Publisher: Forgotten Books (June 12, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 386
ePub: 1780 kb
Fb2: 1989 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: Math Sciences
Subcategory: Astronomy and Space Science

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I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the history of astronomy or science, and of course to everybody who is interested in any of the astronomers depicted in this book.

by. Ball, Robert S. (Robert Stawell), Sir, 1840-1913.

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The Great Astronomers - Robert S. Ptolemy is, without doubt, the greatest figure in ancient astronomy. He gathered up the wisdom of the philosophers who had preceded him. He incorporated this with the results of his own observations, and illumined it with his theories.

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There are many types of astronomers from the stargazer who merely watches the heavens, to the abstract mathematician who merely works at his desk ;it has, consequently, been necessary in the case of some lives to adopt a very different treatment from that which seemed suitable for others. While the work was in progress, some of the sketches appeared in Good Words. The chapter on Brinkley has been chiefly derived from an article on the History of Dunsink Observatory, which was published on the occasion of the Tercentenary celebration of the University of Dublin in 1892, and the life of Sir William Rowan Hamilton is taken, with a few alterations and omissions, from an article contributed to the Quarterly Review on Graves life of the great mathematician. The remaining chapters now appear for the first time. For many of the facts contained in the sketch of the late Professor A dams. I am indebted to the obituary notice written by my friend Dr. J. W. L. Glaisher, for the Royal Astronomical Society ;while with regard to the late Sir George A iry, I have a similar acknowledgment to make toP rofessor H. H. Turner. To my friend Dr. Arthur A. Rambaut I owe my hearty thanks for his kindness in aiding me in the revision of the work. B. S. B, THE OBSERVATORY, CAMBRIDGE. October,(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at
Comments: (7)
I just received my copy of this book and I am very disappointed that there are NO ILLUSTRATIONS ( just a notation where the plates would be), and neither are there page numbers or Chapter divisions. This is very unhelpful when trying to assign the particular chapters. There is next to no formatting (all print is the same size, including chapter headers), but at least they chose a font that is readable. I am sure the content is the same as the original, but the publisher did not even bother to put its name on the book. I wish I had known; I would have looked for a better copy of this book.
This book was written in 1895, the printed edition has 271 pages (and has illustrations, which the e-book doesn't). At the moment of writing the author was Professor of Astronomy and Geometry at the University of Cambridge. In this book the lives of 18 astronomers are discribed, some of them are known to everyone, but some are not so generally known. The book starts with an introduction of a few pages on the history of astronomy.

A list of the astronomers featured in this book:


To give an idea of the content and style of writing I copy the first two phrases of the first astronomer featured in this book, Ptolemy:

The career of the famous man whose name stands at the head of this
chapter is one of the most remarkable in the history of human
learning. There may have been other discoverers who have done more
for science than ever Ptolemy accomplished, but there never has been
any other discoverer whose authority on the subject of the movements
of the heavenly bodies has held sway over the minds of men for so
long a period as the fourteen centuries during which his opinions
reigned supreme.

I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the history of astronomy or science, and of course to everybody who is interested in any of the astronomers depicted in this book. I did find the manner in which this book was written quite dull and lifeless ('2-stars'), but because of the information it gives (worth '4-stars') I give it a '3-star' review.
The book has many details that get lost over time as we create more history. The book was written 100 years ago & the author knew Lord Ross's. The later chapters only dealt with astronomer rival's from Grennwitch but on the whole a very interesting history of Astronomy from a perspective viewed a long time ago. Sad part was all illustrations are missing from digital version.
This is fascinating!!!!
And it is written on a level of interest and high language (like GK Chesterton), which I find stimulating.
Great topic and content, LOUSY publication. No page numbers, no headings, titles, no indentation... Like a cheap computer print off wrapped in a thin cardboard jacket...
Excellent history of astronomy based on the main persons involved. Well written, very good information. A must for astronomy and history lovers.
A great read, especially for free.
a very well put together book with outstanding references to the most important people in astronomy up to the time of the book.