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New Stars for Old : Stories from the History of Astronomy

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New Stars for Old takes readers on a journey through the history of astronomy from the perspective of pivotal figures as they make their discoveries. Referencing the changing relationships between science, astrology, religion and culture of each period, Marc Read's writing provides readers with the opportunity to discover more about key figures such as Aristotle and Newton through fictional tales as they make their non-fictional scientific discoveries. *****REVIEWS***** "In this delightful and erudite mixture of fiction and fact, Marc Read imagines being a fly on the wall of the history of astronomy with fascinating results." (Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist) "A fresh and imaginative introduction to some important early thinkers." (Ursula Coope, Professor of Ancient Philosophy, Oxford University) "Delightfully written, with an imaginative, informative, light-touch style, New Stars for Old really brings the history of astronomy alive." (Dr John Taylor, Head of Philosophy, Rugby School) "In an enjoyable series of fictional letters and bright vignettes, Read reminds us that Aristotle, Ptolemy and Kepler were real before they became legends, young before they became old, and sociable human beings before they were turned into detached ideas." (Rebekah Higgitt, Curator at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich)

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Author(s):
Read, Mark
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0957154860
ISBN-13:
9780957154865
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Candy Jar Books

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New Stars for Old takes readers on a journey through the history of astronomy from the perspective of pivotal figures as they make their discoveries. Referencing the changing relationships between science, astrology, religion and culture of each period, Marc Read's writing provides readers with the opportunity to discover more about key figures such as Aristotle and Newton through fictional tales as they make their non-fictional scientific discoveries. *****REVIEWS***** "In this delightful and erudite mixture of fiction and fact, Marc Read imagines being a fly on the wall of the history of astronomy with fascinating results." (Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist) "A fresh and imaginative introduction to some important early thinkers." (Ursula Coope, Professor of Ancient Philosophy, Oxford University) "Delightfully written, with an imaginative, informative, light-touch style, New Stars for Old really brings the history of astronomy alive." (Dr John Taylor, Head of Philosophy, Rugby School) "In an enjoyable series of fictional letters and bright vignettes, Read reminds us that Aristotle, Ptolemy and Kepler were real before they became legends, young before they became old, and sociable human beings before they were turned into detached ideas." (Rebekah Higgitt, Curator at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich)

Author(s):
Read, Mark
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0957154860
ISBN-13:
9780957154865
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Candy Jar Books

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