Background to Astronomy

The Fabric of the Heavens

By Stephen Toulmin and June Goodfield. (Nuffield Foundation Unit for the History of Ideas. The Ancestry of Science, Vol. 1). Pp. 272 + 14 plates. (London: Hutchinson and Co. (Publishers), Ltd., 1961.) 25s. net.

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HOSKIN, M. Background to Astronomy. Nature 191, 840–841 (1961).

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