Nicole Oresme's De visione stellarum (On Seeing the Stars): A Cr... Cover Art

Nicole Oresme's De visione stellarum (On Seeing the Stars): A Critical Edition of Oresme's Treatise on Optics and Atmospheric Refraction, with an Introduction, ... (Medieval and Early Modern Science) (Hardcover)

By: Dan Burton (Author)


Download eBook

Search Inside


Also available from:

Provider Name Price From Condition Buy
1   Alibris $132.12 New Buy
2   Biblio $173.33 New Buy
 
3   Biblio $264.10 Used Buy

Ebook Download

  • Editions available from:

Product Description



Run a Quick Search on "Nicole Oresme's De visione stellarum : A Critical Edition of Oresme's Treatise on Optics and Atmospheric Refraction, with an Introduction, ..." by Dan Burton to Browse Related Products:


Short Desription

In this critical edition and translation of Nicole Oresme's On Seeing the Stars, the renowned 14th-century natural philosopher proposes that the stars are not where they seem. And perhaps nothing is where it seems. In this earliest treatise on atmospheric refraction, Oresme uses optics and infinitesimals to help solve this vexing problem of astronomy. He is the first to propose that light travels along a curve through the atmosphere - two centuries before Hooke and Newton, who are credited with the discovery. Further, he calls all sense data into doubt. Oresme's argument concerning the curvature of light is a major milestone in the history of science, confirming that Oresme was one of the most innovative scientists of the pre-modern world.



Customer Reviews for "Nicole Oresme's De visione stellarum (On Seeing the Stars): A Critical Edition of Oresme's Treatise on Optics and Atmospheric Refraction, with an Introduction, ... (Medieval and Early Modern Science) (Hardcover)" by Dan Burton (Author)

There are no customer reviews yet. Be the first to write a review!

Submit your Review




Explore More Great Tower Sales & Specials



Tower.com Sales, Promotions & Special Features

Tower.com Sales & Boutiques

  • Tower Essentials Sale
    Visit the Essentials Sale for a wide selection and huge savings on your favorite music, DVD, Blu-ray and Books.
  • Great Gift Ideas
    Tower has Great Gift Ideas and Huge Savings on Your Favorite Music, CDs, DVDs, Books and More at Prices that Make Giving A Breeze!

Interact with Tower.com