The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers

A History of Man’s Changing Vision of the Universe


Introduction by: Herbert Butterfield

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140192469
  • 624 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult
The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers

Arthur Koestler, Introduction by: Herbert Butterfield

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction

Part One: The Heroic Age
1. Dawn
2. The Harmony of the Spheres
3. The Earth Adrift
4. The Failure of Nerve
5. The Divorce from Reality
Chronological Table to Part One

Part Two: Dark Interlude
1. The Rectangular Universe
2. The Walled-in Universe
3. The Universe of the Schoolmen
Chronological Table to Part Two

Part Three: The Timid Canon
1. The Life of Copernicus
2. The System of Copernicus
Chronological Table to Part Three

Part Four: The Watershed
1. The Young Kepler
2. The “Cosmic Mystery”
3. Growing Pains
4. Tycho de Brahe
5. Tycho and Kepler
6. The Giving of the Laws
7. Kepler Depressed
8. Kepler and Galileo
9. Chaos and Harmony
10. Computing a Bride
11. The Last Years

Part Five: The Parting of the Ways
1. The Burden of Proof
2. The Trial of Galileo
3. The Newtonian Synthesis
Chronological Table to Parts Four and Five

Epilogue
Selected Bibliography
Notes
Index

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