Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography (Springer Praxis Books)

By Nick Kanas

Until the book of the 1st version of 'Star Maps,' books have been both normal histories of astronomy utilizing examples of antiquarian celestial maps as illustrations, or catalogs of celestial atlases that didn't hint the circulation of sky map improvement through the years.

The moment edition focuses at the improvement of latest perspectives of the heavens and advances in map-making. It captures the sweetness and awe of the heavens via photographs from antiquarian celestial prints and celebrity atlases. This publication uniquely combines a couple of positive aspects: 1) the background of celestial cartography is traced from historic to trendy instances; 2) this improvement is built-in with modern cosmological structures; three) the artistry of sky maps is proven utilizing appealing colour photos from genuine celestial atlases and prints; four) each one representation is followed via a legend explaining what's being proven; and five) the textual content is written for the lay reader according to the author's adventure with writing articles for beginner astronomy and map collector magazines.

This up-to-date moment variation of 'Star Maps' includes over 50 new pages of textual content and forty four new pictures (16 in color), together with thoroughly new sections on celestial frontispieces, deep-sky gadgets, enjoying card maps, extra cartographers, and smooth automated big name maps. there's additionally improved fabric approximately celestial globes, volvelles, telescopes, and planets and asteroids.

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2. 2. 2 Cosmology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. 2. three Time and the calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. 2. four Mesopotamian constellations and the zodiac Egypt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. three. 1 Cosmology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. three. 2 Time and the calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. three. three Orientation of temples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. three. four Egyptian constellations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. three. five modifications from China and Mesopotamia . India. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. four. 1 Cosmology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. four. 2 Time and the calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. four. three Indian constellations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. four. four open air in¯uences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Astrology in precedent days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bibliography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eu cosmology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 1 Classical Greek astronomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 1. 1 Precursors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 1. 2 The cosmologies of early Greek philosophers three. 1. three Pythagoras and his fans . . . . . . . . . . three. 1. four Plato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 1. five Eudoxus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 1. 6 Aristotle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 1. 7 The ``Pre-Copernicans'' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 1. eight Eratosthenes and the Alexandria Library . . three. 1. nine The eccentric version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 1. 10 Apollonius and the epicycle version . . . . . . three. 1. eleven Hipparchus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 1. 12 Claudius Ptolemy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 2 eu astronomy through the early center a long time . three. 2. 1 effect of the autumn of Rome . . . . . . . . . . . three. 2. 2 Astronomy within the Latin West . . . . . . . . . . three. 2. three Time and the calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. three Islamic astronomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. four Byzantine astronomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. five Classical Greek astronomy comes again to Europe . . three. five. 1 access from the West: Islam . . . . . . . . . . . three. five. 2 Johannes de Sacrobosco . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. five. three access from the East: Byzantium . . . . . . . . three. 6 Astrology within the center a long time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 25 25 26 28 28 29 29 30 32 32 34 35 35 38 38 39 forty forty five . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty nine forty nine forty nine 50 fifty two fifty three fifty four fifty five fifty six fifty seven fifty seven fifty eight sixty one sixty two sixty five sixty five sixty seven sixty eight sixty nine seventy three seventy four seventy four seventy five seventy eight seventy nine Contents three. 7 Printing and the Renaissance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 7. 1 Johann Gutenberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 7. 2 The unfold of printing . . . . . . . . . . . . three. eight Astronomy and principal Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . three. eight. 1 Georg Peurbach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. eight. 2 Regiomontanus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. eight. three Hartmann Schedel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. eight. four Peter Apian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. nine Paradigm shift: heliocentrism with round orbits . three. nine. 1 Nicholas Copernicus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. nine. 2 Tycho Brahe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. nine. three Galileo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. nine. four Rene Descartes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 10 Paradigm shift: heliocentrism with elliptical orbits three. 10. 1 Johannes Kepler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. 10. 2 Follow-up to Kepler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. eleven Bibliography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . four . . . . . . .

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