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The Resource Early investigations of Ceres and the discovery of Pallas : historical studies in asteroid research, Clifford Cunningham, (electronic book)

Early investigations of Ceres and the discovery of Pallas : historical studies in asteroid research, Clifford Cunningham, (electronic book)

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Early investigations of Ceres and the discovery of Pallas : historical studies in asteroid research
Title
Early investigations of Ceres and the discovery of Pallas
Title remainder
historical studies in asteroid research
Statement of responsibility
Clifford Cunningham
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An asteroid scholar, Cunningham in this book picks up where his Discovery of the First Asteroid, Ceres left off in telling the story of the impact created by the discovery of this new class of object in the early 1800s. The best and brightest minds of mathematics, science, and philosophy were fascinated by Ceres, and figures as diverse as Gauss, Herschel, Brougham, Kant, and Laplace all contributed something to the conversation. The first few chapters deal with the mathematical and philosophical aspects of the discovery, and the rivalry between Germany and France that so affected science and astronomy of that era. The jockeying for glory over the discovery of Ceres by both Piazzi and Bode is examined in detail, as is the reception given to Herschels use of the word 'asteroid.' Archival research that reveals the creator of the word 'asteroid' is presented in this book. Astronomy was a truly cosmopolitan field at the time, spanning across various disciplines, and the discovery of Pallas, a story completely told in these pages, exemplifies the excitement and drama of early 1800s astronomy. All the private correspondence about the study of Ceres and Pallas in 1802 is given here, which helps to contextualize and personalize the discovery
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EBLCP
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1955-
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Cunningham, Clifford J.
Dewey number
  • 523.44
  • 530
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB651
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pallas (Asteroid)
  • Asteroids
  • Physics
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
  • History of Science
  • Planetology
  • Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
Label
Early investigations of Ceres and the discovery of Pallas : historical studies in asteroid research, Clifford Cunningham, (electronic book)
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Publication
Note
The Paper of February 1802 About Ceres
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword; Artist's Preface; Preface; About the Author; Prologue: The Dual Challenges of Asteroids and Hieroglyphs; Deciphering the Symbols; Contents; Chapter 1: Mathematics and the Triumph of the Human Intellect; Mathematics: A Sterile Science?; The Role of Analysis in Astronomy; The Inaugural Lecture on Astronomy; Mathematics and the Encyclopedie; The Failure of Burckhardt; The Ramist Interpretation; The Sacred Ceres; Chapter 2: France Versus Germany; Mathematics and Astronomy in 1800; Science and Society; Civilization vs Culture; The German View of France
  • Zach on the State of Mathematics in Germany Zach's Diatribe Concerning France; Germany, France and England; Ceres in English Satire; Chapter 3: Professional Rivalries; Piazzi and the Perils of Classical Allegory; The Planetary Chess Match; The Covetous Monk; Oriani's Balancing Act; Deliquium; Bode's Gambit: Stealing Celestial Glory; Zach Versus Maskelyne; Chapter 4: Herschel's New Dynasty; Herschel's Search for a Word, Part 1: William Watson; Herschel's Search for a Word, Part 2: Charles Burney; Herschel's Search for a Word, Part 3: Sir Joseph Banks and Stephen Weston
  • Herschel's Chain Letter The Reaction in France; The Reaction in Germany; The Origin of the Word Planetule; The Origin of the Term Planeto-Comet; The Origin of the Words Planetoid and Cometoid; Henry Brougham; Thomas Thomson; The German Connection; The Links Between Brougham and Thomson; Sir Joseph Banks; The Attack in The Critical Review; Neologism: The Philosophical and Social Context; The Ancient Greek Precedent and Biblical Roots; The Role of Classification in Science; What Is a Planet?: A View from the Eighteenth Century; Herschel's Vindication
  • The Gentleman Astronomer: Alexander AubertChapter 5: The Discovery of Pallas; Mysteries Still Lying in the Dark; Comets at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century; The Cosmology of Kant and Laplace; Olbers' Hypothesis; Our Pallas Is a True Planet; How the Public Learned About the Discovery of Pallas; The Discovery of Pallas by Sniadecki and Messier; Pallas: The French Perspective; Verses to Commemorate the Discovery of Pallas; The First Solar System Maps Depicting Ceres and Pallas; The First Sightings of Pallas; The Elements of Pallas; The Elements Derived by Gauss
  • Chapter 6: The Original Logbooks: England, France, Germany and ItalyChapter 7: The Ceres and Pallas Letters of 1802; Introduction; A Poem by Wordsworth: London, 1802; Notable French Publications; Histoire Céleste Française; Connaissance de Temps; Gazette Nationale ou le Moniteur Universel; Notable English Publications; Nicholson's Journal; Tilloch's Journal; The Monthly Magazine; Edinburgh Review; Gentleman's Magazine; Important Letters and Articles; Chapter 8: Bode's Asteroid Book; Chapter 9: Schroeter's Asteroid Book; Chapter 10: The Scientific Papers on Ceres
Control code
SPR957436997
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unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (426 p.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319288154
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-28815-4
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
Label
Early investigations of Ceres and the discovery of Pallas : historical studies in asteroid research, Clifford Cunningham, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
The Paper of February 1802 About Ceres
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword; Artist's Preface; Preface; About the Author; Prologue: The Dual Challenges of Asteroids and Hieroglyphs; Deciphering the Symbols; Contents; Chapter 1: Mathematics and the Triumph of the Human Intellect; Mathematics: A Sterile Science?; The Role of Analysis in Astronomy; The Inaugural Lecture on Astronomy; Mathematics and the Encyclopedie; The Failure of Burckhardt; The Ramist Interpretation; The Sacred Ceres; Chapter 2: France Versus Germany; Mathematics and Astronomy in 1800; Science and Society; Civilization vs Culture; The German View of France
  • Zach on the State of Mathematics in Germany Zach's Diatribe Concerning France; Germany, France and England; Ceres in English Satire; Chapter 3: Professional Rivalries; Piazzi and the Perils of Classical Allegory; The Planetary Chess Match; The Covetous Monk; Oriani's Balancing Act; Deliquium; Bode's Gambit: Stealing Celestial Glory; Zach Versus Maskelyne; Chapter 4: Herschel's New Dynasty; Herschel's Search for a Word, Part 1: William Watson; Herschel's Search for a Word, Part 2: Charles Burney; Herschel's Search for a Word, Part 3: Sir Joseph Banks and Stephen Weston
  • Herschel's Chain Letter The Reaction in France; The Reaction in Germany; The Origin of the Word Planetule; The Origin of the Term Planeto-Comet; The Origin of the Words Planetoid and Cometoid; Henry Brougham; Thomas Thomson; The German Connection; The Links Between Brougham and Thomson; Sir Joseph Banks; The Attack in The Critical Review; Neologism: The Philosophical and Social Context; The Ancient Greek Precedent and Biblical Roots; The Role of Classification in Science; What Is a Planet?: A View from the Eighteenth Century; Herschel's Vindication
  • The Gentleman Astronomer: Alexander AubertChapter 5: The Discovery of Pallas; Mysteries Still Lying in the Dark; Comets at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century; The Cosmology of Kant and Laplace; Olbers' Hypothesis; Our Pallas Is a True Planet; How the Public Learned About the Discovery of Pallas; The Discovery of Pallas by Sniadecki and Messier; Pallas: The French Perspective; Verses to Commemorate the Discovery of Pallas; The First Solar System Maps Depicting Ceres and Pallas; The First Sightings of Pallas; The Elements of Pallas; The Elements Derived by Gauss
  • Chapter 6: The Original Logbooks: England, France, Germany and ItalyChapter 7: The Ceres and Pallas Letters of 1802; Introduction; A Poem by Wordsworth: London, 1802; Notable French Publications; Histoire Céleste Française; Connaissance de Temps; Gazette Nationale ou le Moniteur Universel; Notable English Publications; Nicholson's Journal; Tilloch's Journal; The Monthly Magazine; Edinburgh Review; Gentleman's Magazine; Important Letters and Articles; Chapter 8: Bode's Asteroid Book; Chapter 9: Schroeter's Asteroid Book; Chapter 10: The Scientific Papers on Ceres
Control code
SPR957436997
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (426 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319288154
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-28815-4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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