By: Sheehan, William
Written by an amateur astronomer, this 'history' omits all mention of the discovery of the Transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks: hence the phrase 'earliest times' should not be taken literally, and his coverage of Arabic discoveries is also inadequate. Collectors of astronomical illustrations will be interested to know that at least one of the figures is by the well known astronomical artist Richard Baum of Chester, to whom the book is jointly dedicated. xv, 243, (1) pp., numerous text figures and photographs.
Title: Worlds in the sky: planetary discoveries from earliest times through Voyager and Magellan
Edition: 2nd impression of first edition, originally published in 1992
Publisher: University of Arizona Press: 1994
ISBN Number: 0 8165 1290 6
ISBN Number 13: 9780816512904
Binding: Hard covers, dust jacket
Book Condition: V.g.
Jacket Condition: Good
Seller ID: 2343