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From: Geneva, Switzerland
Registered: May 2006

posted 09-08-2012 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stamping through Astronomy
by Renato Dicati
Stamps and other postal documents are an attractive vehicle for presenting astronomy and its development as well as the beauty and mystery of celestial objects. Written with expertise and enthusiasm, this unique book offers a historical and philatelic survey of astronomy and related topics on space exploration.

It contains almost 1600 color reproductions of stamps relating to the history of astronomy, ranging from the earliest observations of the sky to modern research conducted with satellites and space probes. Featured are the astronomers and astrophysicists who contributed to this marvelous story – not only Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Herschel, and Einstein but also hundreds of minor protagonists who played an important role in the development of this, the most ancient yet the most modern of the sciences.

The book also examines in depth the diverse areas which have contributed to the history of astronomy, including the instrumentation, the theories, and the observations.

  • Hardcover, Approx. 300 p. 1600 illus. in color.
  • Springer, May 30, 2013
  • ISBN 978-88-470-2828-9


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From: Brussels, Belgium
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 09-09-2012 04:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like an interesting collection, especially because the lesser known astronomers who got a stamp are included...

This would be an immense undertaking if an author should try to do this for manned spaceflight, just the Apollo missions got thousands of stamps worldwide.

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