WorldCat Identities

Burton, Dan

Overview
Works: 3 works in 29 publications in 2 languages and 2,247 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Commentator, Editor
Classifications: BF1411, 133.09
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Most widely held works by Dan Burton
Magic, mystery, and science : the occult in Western civilization by Dan Burton( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magic, Mystery, and Science presents the occult as a "third stream" of belief, as important to the shaping of Western civilization as Greek rationalism or Judeo-Christianity. The occult seeks explanations in a world that is living and intelligent--quite unlike the one supposed by science. By taking these beliefs seriously, while keeping an eye on science, this book aims to capture some of the power of the occult. Readers will discover that the occult has a long history that reaches back to Babylonia and ancient Egypt. It proceeds alongside, and frequently mingles with, religion and science. From the Egyptian Book of the Dead to New Age beliefs, from Plato to Adolf Hitler, occult ways of knowing have been used to explain a world that still tempts us with the knowledge of its dark secrets. --From publisher's description
Nicole Oresme's De visione stellarum (On seeing the stars) : a critical edition of Oresme's treatise on optics and atmospheric refraction by Nicole Oresme( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Latin and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of "On Seeing the Stars", Nicole Oresme's 14th-century treatise on atmospheric refraction, in which Oresme uses optics and infinitesimals to help solve the problem of astronomy, while proposing that light travels along a curve through the atmosphere
Nicole Oresme's De visione stellarum (On Seeing the Stars) : a Critical Edition of Oresme's Treatise on Optics and Atmospheric Refraction by Dan Burton( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of "On Seeing the Stars", Nicole Oresme's 14th-century treatise on atmospheric refraction, in which Oresme uses optics and infinitesimals to help solve the problem of astronomy, while proposing that light travels along a curve through the atmosphere
 
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Magic, mystery, and science : the occult in Western civilization
Languages
English (28)

Latin (1)

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Nicole Oresme's De visione stellarum (On seeing the stars) : a critical edition of Oresme's treatise on optics and atmospheric refraction