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Epicycles of Mercury and Venus, 1823 Featured Authors Print

Epicycles of Mercury and Venus, 1823

Epicycles of Mercury and Venus, 19th-century diagram. This geocentric (Earth-centred) model shows the orbits of Mercury and Venus as a series of epicycles (loops). Mercury and the Sun are at lower left. Venus is at upper right. The heliocentric system of Copernicus and Kepler replaced these epicycles with elliptical orbits around the Sun. At lower left is an astronomical quadrant. At lower right are the proportional magnitudes of 12 solar system bodies (see C017/8059) and of the Sun as seen from those bodies. The Georgium Sidus is Uranus. This page is from Universal Technological Dictionary (1823) by British author George Crabb (1778-1851)

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G. K. Chesterton Featured Authors Print

G. K. Chesterton

Caricature of Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), English author, journalist and essayist. Chesterton was the author of some 63 books by the time of his death including biographies of Robert Browning, Robert Louis Stevenson, and, after his conversion to Catholicism in 1922, St. Francis of Assissi and St. Thomas Aquinas. He was a regular contributor to the Illustrated London News from until his death in 1936. Date: 1919

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Jonathan Couch, Cornwall. Before 1870 Featured Authors Print

Jonathan Couch, Cornwall. Before 1870

Full length portrait photograph of Dr Jonathan Couch (1789-1870) standing with one hand hooked into his waistcoat and holding a top hat in the other. Couch was born in Polperro and, after qualifying as a medical doctor, returned to his birthplace in 1810. He was a keen local historian, naturalist and published author whose interests and works included zoology, botany, geology, ichthyology, archaeology and Cornish folklore. Photographer: Unknown

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