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    What'S. New In Kepler'S. & New Astronomy (1993). Bernard Goldstein, University of Pittsburgh (Religious Studies and History and History and Philosophy of Science). Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 24:203-204.
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    J. L. Heilbron (ed.) (2005). The Oxford Guide to the History of Physics and Astronomy. Oxford University Press.
    With over 150 alphabetically arranged entries about key scientists, concepts, discoveries, technological innovations, and learned institutions, the Oxford Guide to Physics and Astronomy traces the history of physics and astronomy from the Renaissance to the present. For students, teachers, historians, scientists, and readers of popular science books such as Galileo's Daughter, this guide deciphers the methods and philosophies of physics and astronomy as well as the historical periods from which they emerged. Meant to serve the lay (...)
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  3. Sean Johnston (2002). P. Klaus Hentschel and Axel D. Wittmann , the Role of Visual Representations in Astronomy: History and Research Practice. Acta Historica Astronomiae, 9. Thun and Frankfurt Am Main: Verlag Harri Deutsch, 2000. Pp. 148. Isbn 3-8171-1630-6. Dm 24.00. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 35 (3).
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    Horacio Tignanelli & Yann Benétreau-Dupin (2014). Perspectives of History and Philosophy on Teaching Astronomy. In Michael R. Matthews (ed.), International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching. Springer 603-640.
    The didactics of astronomy is a relatively young field with respect to that of other sciences. Historical issues have most often been part of the teaching of astronomy, although that often does not stem from a specific didactics. The teaching of astronomy is often subsumed under that of physics. One can easily consider that, from an educational standpoint, astronomy requires the same mathematical or physical strategies. This approach may be adequate in many cases but cannot stand (...)
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  5. Simon Schaffer (1980). Herschel in Bedlam: Natural History and Stellar Astronomy. British Journal for the History of Science 13 (3):211-239.
    In his comprehensive survey of the work of William Herschel, published in the Annuaire du Bureau des Longitudes for 1842, Dominique Arago argued that the life of the great astronomer ‘had the rare privilege of forming an epoch in an extended branch of astronomy’. Arago also noted, however, that Herschel's ideas were often taken as ‘the conceptions of a madman’, even if they were subsequently accepted. This fact, commented Arago, ‘seems to me one that deserves to appear in the (...)
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    Miguel A. Granada & Dario Tessicini (2005). Copernicus and Fracastoro: The Dedicatory Letters to Pope Paul III, the History of Astronomy, and the Quest for Patronage. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 36 (3):431-476.
    Copernicus’s De revolutionibus and Girolamo Fracastoro’s Homocentrica were both addressed to Pope Paul III . Their dedicatory letters represent a rhetorical exercise in advocating an astronomical reform and an attempt to obtain the papal favour. Following on from studies carried out by Westman and Barker & Goldstein , this paper deals with cultural, intellectual and scientific motives of both texts, and aims at underlining possible relations between them, such as that Copernicus knew of Fracastoro’s Homocentrica, and that at least part (...)
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    Charlotte Bigg (2007). John L. Heilbron , The Oxford Guide to the History of Physics and Astronomy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Pp. Xxi+358. ISBN 0-19-517198-5. $35.00. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 40 (4).
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    John Hendry (1983). Mathematical Sciences J. L. Heilbron & Bruce R. Wheaton, Literature on the History of Physics in the Twentieth Century. Berkeley: University of California Office for History of Science and Technology, 1981. Pp. Xi + 485. No Price Stated. ISBN 0-918102-012-2. David De Vorkin, The History of Modern Astronomy and Astrophysics. A Selected, Annotated, Bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1982. Pp. Xxvii + 434. $65.00. ISBN 0-8240-9283-X. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 16 (3):292.
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    Robert Palter (1970). An Approach to the History of Early Astronomy. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 1 (2):93-133.
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    Ian Hacking (1989). The Divided Circle: A History of Instruments for Astronomy, Navigation and Surveying. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 20 (2):265-270.
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    E. B. Davies, The Role of Astronomy in the History of Science.
    We discuss the extent to which the visibility of the heavens was a necessary condition for the development of science, with particular reference to the measurement of time. Our conclusion is that while astronomy had significant importance, the growth of most areas of science was more heavily influenced by the accuracy of scientific instruments, and hence by current technology.
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    W. H. McCrea (1985). The General History of Astronomy, Vol. Iv: Astrophysics and Twentiethcentury Astronomy to 1950, Part A, Ed. By Owen Gingerich. History of Science 23:119-122.
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    Mari Williams (1997). The General History of Astronomy, Volume 2. Planetary Astronomy From the Renaissance to the Rise of Astrophysics. Part B: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 30 (1):101-121.
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    James Evans (2006). From Eudoxus to Einstein: A History of Mathematical Astronomy. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 97:148-149.
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  15. V. Barocas (1976). Astronomy The Search for the Nebulae. By Kenneth Glyn Jones. Chalfont St Giles: Alpha Academic, Science History Publications, 1975. Pp. Ix + 84. £3.50. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 9 (3):327.
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  16. Jim Bennett (2002). Bruce Stephenson, Marvin Bolt and Anna Felicity Friedman, the Universe Unveiled: Instruments and Images Through History. Chicago: Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Pp. 152. Isbn 0-521-79143-X. £19.95, $29.95. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 35 (2).
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  17. Avner Ben-Zaken (2004). The Heavens of the Sky and the Heavens of the Heart: The Ottoman Cultural Context for the Introduction of Post-Copernican Astronomy I Would Like to Thank Theodore Porter, Hossein Ziai, Carlo Ginzburg, Robert Westman, Mary Terrall, Benjamin Elman, Norton Wise, Herbert Davidson and Ahmad Alwisha for the Notes and the Encouragement. Thanks to Howard Goodman for the Notes and the Stylish English. Special Thanks to the Anonymous Referees for the Illuminating Notes. The Paper Was First Presented at the History of Science Colloquium at UCLA. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 37 (1):1-28.
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  18. D. J. Bryden (1978). Astronomy Greenwich Observatory. The Royal Observatory at Greenwich and Herstmonceux, 1675–1975. London: Taylor & Francis, 1975. £25.00. Volume I: Origins and Early History . By Eric G. Forbes. Pp. Xv + 204 + 8 Plates. London: Taylor & Francis, 1975. £25.00. Volume Ii: Recent History . By A. J. Meadows. Pp. Xi + 135 + 14 Plates. London: Taylor & Francis, 1975. £25.00. Volume Iii: The Buildings and Instruments. By Derek Howse. Pp. Xix + 178 + 130 Plates. London: Taylor & Francis, 1975. £25.00. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 11 (2):173.
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  19. Michael Crowe (1988). Science and Objectivity: Episodes in the History of Astronomy by Norriss S. Hetherington. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 79:704-705.
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  20. Ubiratan D'ambrosio (2003). Helaine Selin , Astronomy Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Astronomy. Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science, 1. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000. Pp. XXIII+665. Isbn 0-7923-6363-9. £215.00, $345.00. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 36 (1):87-127.
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  21. David Edge (1984). History of Technology Woodruff Turner Sullivan III, , Classics in Radio Astronomy. Dordrecht: D. Reidel, 1982. Pp. Xxiv + 348. ISBN 90-277-1356-1. Dfl. 140.00, $59.50. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 17 (3):327.
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  22. Maurice Finocchiaro (1974). A Curious History Of Astronomy: Leopardi's Storia Dell'astronomia. Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 65:517-519.
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  23. Owen Gingerich (2004). Rienk Vermij, the Calvinist Copernicans: The Reception of the New Astronomy in the Dutch Republic, 1575–1750. History of Science and Scholarship in the Netherlands, 1. Amsterdam: Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie Van Wetenschappen, 2002. Pp. X+433. Isbn 90-6984-340-4. 49.00. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 37 (4):471-472.
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  24. Willem D. Hackmann (1990). J. A. Bennett. The Divided Circle. A History of Instruments for Astronomy, Navigation and Surveying. Oxford: Phaidon-Christie's, 1987. Pp. 224. ISBN 0-7148-8038-8. £45. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 23 (2):223.
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  25. Arne Hessenbruch (2001). Sven Widmalm , Vetenskapsbärarna – Naturvetenskapen I Det Svenska Samhället, 1880–1950. Hedemora: GidLunds Förlag, 1999. Pp. 368. Isbn 91-7844300-8. No Price Given. Gustav Holmberg, Reaching for the Stars: Studies in the History of Swedish Stellar and Nebular Astronomy, 1860–1940. Lund Studies in the History of Science and Ideas, 13. Lund: Ugglan, 1999. Pp. 243. Isbn 91-628-3837-7. £10.00. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 34 (3).
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  26. Menachem Kellner (1991). On the Status of the Astronomy and Physics in Maimonides' Mishneh Torah and Guide of the Perplexed: A Chapter in the History of Science. British Journal for the History of Science 24 (4):453-463.
    An interesting question arises in the context of the typically medieval description of the universe presented at the beginning of Maimonides' great law code, the Mishneh Torah. What was Maimonides' own attitude towards that account? Was it meant only as a statement of the best description of nature available at the time matters which make up the bulk of the Mishneh Torah) or was it meant to be a description of the true nature of the universe as it really is, (...)
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  27. Stephen C. Mccluskey (2005). A SGER A ABOE, Episodes From the Early History of Astronomy. New York: Springer Verlag, 2001. Pp. Xv+172. ISBN 0-387-95136-9. £33.00, $49.95. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 38 (3):356.
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  28. W. H. McCrea (1985). Essay Review: Recent History of Astronomy: The General History of Astronomy. History of Science 23 (1):119-122.
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  29. A. G. Molland (1978). Antiquity A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy. By O. Neugebauer. Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, I. Berlin, Heidelberg, & New York: Springer-Verlag, 1975. 3 Vols. Pp. Xxi + 1456. DM. 290. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 11 (1):74.
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  30. A. G. Molland (1978). A History Of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 11 (1):74-75.
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  31. George Molland (1998). J. L. BERGREN and R. S. D. THOMAS. Euclid's Phaenomena: A Translation and Study of a Hellenistic Treatise in Spherical Astronomy. Sources and Studies in the History and Philosophy of Classical Science, 4. New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1996. Pp. Xi+132. ISBN 0-8153-0493-5. $36.00. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 31 (2):241-250.
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  32. F. Ragep (1996). A History Of Arabic Astronomy: Planetary Theories During The Golden Age Of Islam By George Saliba. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 87:154-155.
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  33. J. R. Ravetz (1970). Astronomy and Navigation A History of Japanese Astronomy: Chinese Background and Western Impact. By Shigeru Nakayama. Pp. Xiii + 329. Harvard University and Oxford University Press. 1969. 95s. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 5 (1):92.
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  34. J. R. Ravetz (1963). A History of Astronomy. History of Science 2:166.
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  35. J. R. Ravetz (1970). A History Of Japanese Astronomy: Chinese Background And Western Impact. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 5 (1):92-93.
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  36. J. R. Ravetz (1963). Book Review: A History of Astronomy. [REVIEW] History of Science 2 (1):166-167.
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  37. Georges Simondon (1989). Du Mode d'Existence des Objets Techniques (Paris: Aubier, 1958). Ian Hacking,“The Life of Instruments”(a Review of JA Bennett, The Divided Circle. A History of Instruments for Astronomy, Navigation and Surveying [Oxford: Phaidon/Christie's, 1987]). [REVIEW] Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science 20 (2).
     
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  38. Robert Smith (2011). Cosmic Noise: A History of Early Radio Astronomy. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 102:377-378.
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  39. A. Stimson (1970). Astronomy and Navigation A History of Nautical Astronomy. By Charles Cotter. London: Hollis & Carter. 1968. Pp. Xii + 387. Figs. 12 Plates. 63s. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 5 (1):93.
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  40. G. J. Whitrow (1989). N.S. Hetherington. Science and Objectivity: Episodes in the History of Astronomy. Ames, Iowa State University Press, 1988. Pp. Xii + 168. ISBN 0-8138-1159-7. No Price Given. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 22 (4):448.
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  41. G. Whitrow (1989). Science and Objectivity: Episodes in the History of Astronomy. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 22 (4):448-449.
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  42. Mari E. W. Williams (1986). Dieter B. Herrmann. The History of Astronomy From Herschel to Hertzsprung. Translated by Kevin Krisciunas. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. Pp. X + 220. ISBN 0-521-257336. £12.50. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 19 (3):347.
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  43. Mari E. W. Williams (1995). John North. The Fontana History of Astronomy and Cosmology. London: Fontana, 1994. Pp. Xxvii + 697. ISBN 0-00-686177-6. £12.99. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 28 (2):233.
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  44. Mari Williams (1997). Rene Taton and Curtis Wilson , The General History of Astronomy, Volume 2. Planetary Astronomy From the Renaissance to the Rise of Astrophysics. Part B: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. Pp. Xiii+281. ISBN 0-521-35168-5. £45.00, $69.95. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 30 (1):101-121.
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  45. M. E. W. Williams (1991). R. Taton and C. Wilson . Planetary Astronomy From the Renaissance to the Rise of Astrophysics. Part A: Tycho Brahe to Newton. The General History of Astronomy, Vol. 2. General Editor, Michael Hoskin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. Pp. X + 274 + Xiv. ISBN 0-521-24254-1. £27.50, $49.50. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 24 (3):377.
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  46. Mari Williams (1995). The Fontana History of Astronomy and Cosmology. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 28 (2):233-234.
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  47. Mari Williams (1986). The History of Astronomy From Herschel to Hertzsprung. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 19 (3):347-348.
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    D. J. Raine (1986). GINGERICH, OWEN (Ed.) [1984]: Astrophysics and Twentieth-Century Astronomy to 1950, The General History of Astronomy, Vol. 4A. Cambridge University Press. Pp. X+198 (ISBN 0-521-24256-8). [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (4):510-513.
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    Bernard R. Goldstein (1992). Book Review:The General History of Astronomy. Vol. 2: Planetary Astronomy From the Renaissance to the Rise of Astrophysics. Part A: Tycho Brahe to Newton Rene Taton, Curtis Wilson. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 59 (4):698-.
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    J. L. Berggren (1986). Astronomy and History. Ancient Philosophy 6:202-204.
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