History of Astronomy

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Categories: Nonfiction

Astronomy is the most ancient of all natural sciences -it was highly developed by the Romans and Babylonians, much more than physics, chemistry and engineering.
Astronomical observations, connected wit


h the necessity to orientate in time and space, appeared on at the dawn of human civilization. By this time, long before written language was put into practice, important discoveries were made, concerning the disposition and visible relocation of the heavenly bodies. Long before people examined our planet and created geography, they were able to orientate in the universe, creating its first models. This book by George Forbes, an electrical engineer, astronomer, explorer, author and inventor, some of whose inventions are still in use, follows the history of this important and interesting science, beginning with the primitive astronomy and astrology.

History of Astronomy
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