The music of the spheres : music, science, and the natural order of the universe
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New York : Copernicus, an imprint of Springer Verlag, 1995.
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Book
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xv, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
0387944745, 9780387944746

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Originally published: New York : Grove Press, 1993.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-24) and index.
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This book provides the parallel histories of music and science, from celestial harmony to cosmic dissonance. For centuries, scientists and philosophers believed the universe was a stately, ordered mechanism -- mathematical and musical. The smooth operation of the cosmos created a divine harmony (perfect, spiritual, eternal) which composers sought to capture and express. With The Music of the Spheres, readers will see how this scientific philosophy emerged, how it was shattered by changing views of the universe and the rise of Romanticism, and to what extent (if at all) it survives today. From Pythagoras to Newton, Bach to Beethoven, and on into the twentieth century, it is a spellbinding examination of the interwoven fates of science and music throughout history. - Back cover.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

James, J. (1995). The music of the spheres: music, science, and the natural order of the universe . Copernicus, an imprint of Springer Verlag.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

James, Jamie, 1951-. 1995. The Music of the Spheres: Music, Science, and the Natural Order of the Universe. New York: Copernicus, an imprint of Springer Verlag.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

James, Jamie, 1951-. The Music of the Spheres: Music, Science, and the Natural Order of the Universe New York: Copernicus, an imprint of Springer Verlag, 1995.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

James, Jamie. The Music of the Spheres: Music, Science, and the Natural Order of the Universe Copernicus, an imprint of Springer Verlag, 1995.

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