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A history of ancient mathematical astronomy

Author: O Neugebauer
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, 1975.
Series: Studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences, 1.
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At once the most comprehensive and detailed history of ancient astronomy undertaken. From Meton of Athens in the fifth century B.C. and the unnamed scribes of Babylon, through Hipparchus and Ptolemy, to the shadowy figures of Olympiodorus and Stephanus in the early period of the Byzantine Empire, from primitive shadow tables and calendars of star phases, through Babylonian ephemerides and the Almagest, to the odd  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Neugebauer, O. (Otto), 1899-1990.
History of ancient mathematical astronomy.
Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, 1975
(OCoLC)755258233
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: O Neugebauer
ISBN: 038706995X 9780387069951 354006995X 9783540069959
OCLC Number: 1273428
Awards: History of Science Society Pfizer Award, 1976.
Description: 3 volumes (xxi, 1456 pages), [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Book 1. The Almagest and its direct predecessors. Babylonian astronomy. --
Book. 2. Egypt. Early Greek astronomy. Astronomy during the Roman Imperial period and late antiquity. --
Book. 3. Appendices and indices.
Series Title: Studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences, 1.
Responsibility: O. Neugebauer.

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