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The high firmament: a survey of astronomy in English literature

A. J. Meadows

The high firmament: a survey of astronomy in English literature

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Published by Leicester U.P. in Leicester .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature -- History and criticism,
  • Astronomy in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] A. J. Meadows.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR149.A8 M4 1969
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 207 p.
    Number of Pages207
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5269089M
    ISBN 100718510828
    LC Control Number75406782

      Masterly and authoritative, this book by the foremost scholar on the 16th-century astronomer provides lucid accounts of the development and progress of the Copernican theory as well as a fascinating portrait of the man who clarified the basis for modern cosmology. 41 figures. 6 : Angus Armitage. Biblical cosmology is the biblical writers' conception of the origin, order, meaning and destiny. [1] [2] The Bible was formed over many centuries, by many authors, and reflects shifting patterns of religious belief; consequently, its concepts of cosmology are not always consistent. [3] [4] Nor should the Biblical texts be taken to represent the beliefs of all Jews or Christians at the time.


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