Dividing the Circle examines the history of angular measuring instruments and their central role in astronomy from 1500-1850. During this period the principle intellectual interests in astronomy lay in the ability of astronomers to measure angles with increasing precision, to investigate phenomena such as Earth's motion in space, its oblate shape and the Newtonian laws of gravitation. Emphasis is placed on the important link that existed between astronomical theory and the need to develop progressively improved technologies whereby the theory could be tested and validated. The second edition is fully revised and updated and contains additional plates, an extended bibliography with new scholarship, and two new appendices.
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Book Description Ellis Horwood, Chichester, 1990. Hardback. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First. 209pp (some lightwear/marks on rear board o/w fine) B/W illustrations . CLASSIC TEXT. excellent reference/review good copy. . PARROTT BOOKS - established for over 15 years offering a prompt friendly and efficient service. (pm/hp) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 022316
Book Description Ellis Horwood Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 013217555X ** Signed gift inscription by Allan Chapman to previous owner on the front endpaper **; Very Good; Hardcover; Light wear to the covers; Unblemished textblock edges; Pages are clean & unmarked; The binding is excellent with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium-Large Format (Quatro, 9.75" - 10.75" tall); Black and silver covers with title in silver lettering; 1990, Ellis Horwood Ltd; 210 pages; "Dividing the Circle: The Development of Critical Angular Measurement in Astronomy 1500-1850 (Ellis Horwood Library of Space Science and Space Technology)," by Allan Chapman. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-U15KA08907316
Book Description Ellis Horwood Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000929243
Book Description Chichester: Ellis Horwood, 1990., 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 209 pp; 36 illus.; tables. Original laminated boards. Near Fine. Ellis Horwood Series in Space Science and Space Technology. Bookseller Inventory # 21194