By Thomas Heath
Publish 12 months note: First released December ninth 1913
This vintage paintings lines Aristarchus of Samos's anticipation by means of millennia of Copernicus's progressive concept of the orbital movement of the earth. Heath's heritage of astronomy levels from Homer and Hesiod to Aristarchus and contains charges from quite a few thinkers, compilers, and scholasticists from Thales and Anaximander via Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclides. 34 figures.
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Figures 42 and 43 show the same scene under different lighting conditions: afternoon backlighting in Figures 44 and 45 show the same scene with low and high Sun illumination. The large block in the upper center, like many other blocks throughout the scene, appears to be coarsely granular. This type of block may be derived from igneous rock that crystallized at shallow depth within the crust where cooling rates were slow enough to allow growth of large crystals. The pitted appearance is a result of preferential erosion around these grains by wind blown dust.
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Aristarchus of Samos: The Ancient Copernicus (Dover Books on Astronomy) by Thomas Heath