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ISBN:0554267977
Author: Robert S. Sir Ball
ISBN13: 978-0554267975
Title: Great Astronomers
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Language: English
Category: Astronomy and Space Science
Publisher: BiblioLife; Large type / large print edition edition (August 18, 2008)
Pages: 264

Great Astronomers by Robert S. Sir Ball



Book Overviews: Top Book, Top Author, Top Genre. 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. Why Must Read Online and Download Books? Get Great Astronomers by Sir Robert S. Ball. Full supports all version of your device, includes PDF, ePub and Kindle version. All books format are mobile-friendly.

His main interest was mathematics and he devoted much of his spare time to his "Screw theory". com Strictly for personal us. He was the son of naturalist Robert Ball and Amelia Gresley Hellicar.

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Sir Robert Stawell Ball FRS (1 July 1840 – 25 November 1913) was an Irish astronomer who founded the screw theory. He was born in Dublin. Ball worked for Lord Rosse from 1865 to 1867. In 1867 he became Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Royal College of Science in Dublin.

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This book consists of the life sketches of the great astronomers from different periods in history and from different fields. The charm of this book is that it is written by a well known astronomer whose books are authority in this field. This book reveals the versatile characters of these great astronomers. It will be interesting to know that each of them questioned the various existing notions of Astronomy and gave a new dimension to the study of Astronomy. The author is very careful in selecting the personalities so that he can make a parallel analysis of the significant turning points in the study of Astronomy. Astronomy; Astronomy and Great Chapters from the Book of Nature. "Ball, Sir Robert Stawell". Hockey, Thomas (2009). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. biographical index/fells indexp1. Ball (1871) Experimental Mechanics: A course of lectures delivered at the Royal College of Science for Ireland from Google books. Ball, Robert Stawell from Askaboutireland. "Robert Stawell Ball". University of St Andrews, Scotland. Retrieved 31 October 2014. Ball (1883) The Boundaries of Astronomy Part I and Part II. ^ See Project Gutenberg.

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Reviews: 7
ME
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.
Dodo
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:

PTOLEMY, COPERNICUS, TYCHO BRAHE, GALILEO, KEPLER, ISAAC NEWTON, FLAMSTEED, HALLEY, BRADLEY, WILLIAM HERSCHEL, LAPLACE, BRINKLEY, JOHN HERSCHEL, THE EARL OF ROSSE, AIRY, HAMILTON, LE VERRIER, ADAMS.

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.
Danial
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.
Virtual
This is fascinating!!!!
And it is written on a level of interest and high language (like GK Chesterton), which I find stimulating.
Samowar
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...
Butius
Excellent history of astronomy based on the main persons involved. Well written, very good information. A must for astronomy and history lovers.
Tygrafym
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.