WorldCat Identities

Hoskin, Michael A.

Overview
Works: 16 works in 77 publications in 5 languages and 2,573 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: QB15, 520.903
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael A Hoskin
The Cambridge concise history of astronomy by Michael Hoskin( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discoverers of the universe : William and Caroline Herschel by Michael A Hoskin( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography traces William and Caroline Herschel's many extraordinary contributions to astronomy, shedding new light on their productive but complicated relationship, and setting their scientific achievements in the context of their personal struggles, larger-than-life ambitions, bitter disappointments, and astonishing triumphs.--Book jacket
The construction of the heavens : the cosmology of William Herschel by Michael A Hoskin( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 197 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"--
Tombs, temples and their orientations : a new perspective on Mediterranean prehistory by Michael A Hoskin( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Herschels of Hanover by Michael A Hoskin( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planetary astronomy from the Renaissance to the rise of astrophysics( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Astrophysics and twentieth-century astronomy to 1950 by Owen Gingerich( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planetary astronomy from the Renaissance to the rise of astrophysics( Book )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dioptrice by Johannes Kepler( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and Latin and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vegetable staticks /Stephen Hales by Stephen Hales( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stele e stelle : orientamento astronomico di tombe e templi preistorici del Mediterraneo by Michael Hoskin( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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1 edition published in 2012 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La survie de l'astronomie alphonsine by Emmanuel Poulle( Book )

in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Cambridge concise history of astronomy( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 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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The Cambridge concise history of astronomy
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English (58)

Italian (2)

French (1)

Hebrew (1)

Latin (1)

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Discoverers of the universe : William and Caroline HerschelTombs, temples and their orientations : a new perspective on Mediterranean prehistoryPlanetary astronomy from the Renaissance to the rise of astrophysicsPlanetary astronomy from the Renaissance to the rise of astrophysics