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Taub, Liba Chaia 1954-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 69 publications in 1 language and 1,673 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QB16, 520.93709015
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Most widely held works by Liba Chaia Taub
Ptolemy's universe : the natural philosophical and ethical foundations of Ptolemy's astronomy by Liba Chaia Taub( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudius Ptolemy, one of the greatest scientists of all time, probably lived in Alexandria in the second century A.D. His writings dominated astronomy and cosmology in medieval times. The replacement of his Earth-centered cosmology by the Sun-centered cosmology of Copernicus is the most celebrated event in the history of science. Yet, although there has been much scholarly discussion of the mathematical aspects of Ptolemy's astronomy, little attention has been paid to the philosophical, and particularly the ethical, ideas which animate the astronomy. Ptolemy's Universe is the first modern examination of Ptolemy's thought as a whole, and its place in Greek intellectual culture
Ancient meteorology by Liba Chaia Taub( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 374 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
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 261 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
The Whipple Museum of the History of Science : instruments and interpretations, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of R .S . Whipple's gift to the University of Cambridge by Liba Chaia Taub( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authorial voices in Greco-Roman technical writing by Workshop on Greco-Roman Scientific and Medical Writing( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 85 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( )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alligators and astrolabes : treasures of university collections in Europe : [text contributions: Liba Taub ; co-ordination: Thomas Bremer]( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue on scientific instruments( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps irrelevant" : the iconography of Tycho Brahe's small gilt brass quadrant by Emma L Perkins( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 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

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

[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

Introduction : reengaging with instruments by Liba Chaia Taub( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Special issue - on scientific instruments( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Eratostenes sends greetings to King Ptolemy": reading the contents of a 'mathematical' letter by Liba Chaia Taub( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Science, technology, and medicine in ancient cultures( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Ptolemy's universe : the natural philosophical and ethical foundations of Ptolemy's astronomy
Alternative Names
Chaia Taub, Liba

Taub, Liba

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Taub, Liba C.

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Languages
English (67)

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Ancient meteorologyAetna and the moon : explaining nature in ancient Greece and RomeThe Whipple Museum of the History of Science : instruments and interpretations, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of R .S . Whipple's gift to the University of Cambridge