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Taub, Liba Chaia 1954-

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Works: 15 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 1,600 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QC985.5.G8, 551.50938
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Ancient meteorology by Liba Chaia Taub ( )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Ancient Meteorology' discusses Greek & Roman approaches to this broad discipline, which for them included earthquakes & comets. The range & diversity of the literature highlights the question of scholarly authority in antiquity & illustrates how writers responded to the meteorological information of previous writers
Ptolemy's universe : the natural philosophical and ethical foundations of Ptolemy's astronomy by Liba Chaia Taub ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aetna and the moon : explaining nature in ancient Greece and Rome by Liba Chaia Taub ( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classical authors used both prose and poetry to explore and explain the natural world. In Aetna and the Moon, Liba Taub examines the variety of ways in which ancient Greeks and Romans conveyed scientific information. In ancient Greece and Rome, most of the technical literature on scientific, mathematical, technological, and medical subjects was written in prose, as it is today. However, Greek and Roman poets produced a significant number of widely read poems that dealt with scientific topics. Why would an author choose poetry to explain the natural world? This question is complicated by claims made, since antiquity, that the growth of rational explanation involved the abandonment of poetry and the rejection of myth in favor of science. Taub uses two texts to explore how scientific ideas were disseminated in the ancient world. The anonymous author of the Latin Aetna poem explained the science behind the volcano Etna with poetry. The Greek author Plutarch juxtaposed scientific and mythic explanations in his dialogue On the Face on the Moon. Both texts provide a lens through which Taub considers the nature of scientific communication in ancient Greece and Rome. --From publisher's description
Authorial voices in Greco-Roman technical writing by Workshop on Greco-Roman Scientific and Medical Writing ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Whipple Museum of the History of Science : instruments and interpretations, to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of R.S. Whipple's gift to the University of Cambridge by Liba Chaia Taub ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy and physics in book one of The mathematical syntaxis : an examination of the "Aristotelianism" of Ptolemy by Liba Chaia Taub ( )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alligators and astrolabes : treasures of university collections in Europe : [text contributions: Liba Taub ; co-ordination: Thomas Bremer] ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Special issue on scientific instruments ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
`Canned astronomy' versus cultural credibility : the acquisition of the Mensing collection by the Adler Planetarium by Liba Chaia Taub ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On scientific instruments ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are orreries 'Newtonian'? : A consideration of the material, textual and pictorial evidence by Liba Chaia Taub ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy and physics in book one of "The Mathematical Syntaxis" An exhamination of the "Aristolianism" of Ptolemy by Liba Chaia Taub ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Rezension von:] Research and museums : RAM ; proceedings of an international symposium in Stockholm, 22 - 25 May 2007. - Stockholm : Nationalmuseum , 2008 by Liba Chaia Taub ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A heavenly library : treasures from the Royal Observatory's Crawford Collection : an exhibition held at the National Museums of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, 8 October -31 December 1994 by Heavenly Library: Treasures from the Royal Observatory's Crawford Collection (Exhibition) ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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English (61)
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