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Hoskin, Michael A.

Overview
Works: 24 works in 40 publications in 3 languages and 416 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QB15, 520.9
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Most widely held works by Michael A Hoskin
The construction of the heavens : the cosmology of William Herschel by Michael A Hoskin ( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"William Herschel (1738-1822) was a musician and composer for the first half of his life, and astronomer to the King of Britain for the second half. Astronomers of the time might distinguish themselves either as makers of telescopes, or as observers, or as theoreticians. Herschel distinguished himself in all three. In November 1778, while a musician in the English spa resort of Bath, Herschel as an amateur observer ground and polished for his 7-ft reflector a mirror that was simply the finest anywhere; and using it he discovered the planet we know as Uranus. This won him the patronage of the King and with it the opportunity to give up music and dedicate himself to astronomy. With funding from the King he then built himself the biggest reflector ever seen, and he conducted a brisk trade in telescopes, the crowned heads of Europe competing to be allowed to buy a Herschel reflector"--
William Herschel, pioneer of sidereal astronomy by Michael A Hoskin ( Book )
9 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caroline Herschel : priestess of the new heavens by Michael A Hoskin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge illustrated history of astronomy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Expertly written and lavishly illustrated, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy offers a unique account of astronomical theory and practice from antiquity to the present day. How did Moslems of the Middle Ages use astronomy to calculate the direction of Mecca from far-flung corners of the Islamic world? Who was the only ancient Greek to suspect that the earth might revolve around the sun? How did Christopher Columbus abuse his knowledge of a lunar eclipse predicted by an astronomical almanac? Packed with anecdotes and intriguing detail, this book describes how we observed the sky and interpreted what we saw at different periods of history; how this influenced our beliefs and mythology; and how great astronomers contributed to what we now know. The result is a lively and highly visual history of astronomy - a compelling read for specialists and non-specialists alike. ... Publisher description
The general history of astronomy ( )
in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Second or singular thoughts upon the theory of the universe by Thomas Wright ( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge concise history of astronomy by Michael Hoskin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With astrophysical notes by Michael A Hoskin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pioneer of sidereal astronomy by Michael A Hoskin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of astronomy : a very short introduction by Michael Hoskin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: This is a fascinating introduction to the history of Western astronomy, from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid-nineteenth century. Historical records are first found in Babylon and Egypt, and after two millennia the arithmetical astronomy of the Babylonians merged with the Greek geometrical approach to culminate in the Almagest of Ptolemy. This legacy was transmitted to the Latin West via Islam, and led to Copernicus's claim that the Earth is in motion. In justifying this Kepler converted astronomy into a branch of dynamics, leading to Newton's universal law of gravity. The book concludes with eighteenth- and nineteenth-century applications of Newton's law, and the first explorations of the universe of stars
William Herschel and the construction of the heavens by Michael A Hoskin ( Book )
2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mind of the scientist by Michael A Hoskin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Clavis caelestis : being the explication of a diagram, entitled a synopsis of the universe : or. the visible world epitomized by Thomas Wright ( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Clavis cœlestis: being the explication of a diagram entitled a 'Synopsis of the universe or, The visible World epitomized;' by Thomas Wright ( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
La survie de l'astronomie alphonsine by Emmanuel Poulle ( Book )
in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
L'horloge planétaire de la cathédrale de Strasbourg by Emmanuel Poulle ( Book )
in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The mathematical papers of Isaac Newton : edited by D. T. Whiteside ; with ... M. A. Hoskin by Isaac Newton ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Storia dell'astronomia ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Tombs, temples and their orientations : a new perspective on Mediterranean prehistory by Michael Hoskin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The alfonsine tables and Alfonso X of Castille by Emmanuel Poulle ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hoskin, M. A. 1930-
Hoskin, M. A. (Michael A.)
Hoskin, Michael, 1930-
Hoskin, Michael Anthony 1930-
Languages
English (32)
French (2)
Italian (1)
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