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The history & practice of ancient astronomy

Author: James Evans
Publisher: New York : Oxford Univ. Press, 1998.
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A study of the Western astronomical tradition from ancient Babylonia to the European Renaissance, with emphasis on the Greek period. The book explores the evidence for the astronomy of the ancient  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Evans
ISBN: 0195095391 9780195095395
OCLC Number: 185509676
Description: xiii, 480 s. : ill.
Contents: Preface ; 1. The Birth of Astronomy ; 2. The Celestial Spheres ; 3. Some Applications of Spherics ; 5. Solar Theory and Time Reckoning ; 6. The Fixed Stars ; 7. Planetary Theory ; Bibliography ; Appendix: Patterns for Models
Other Titles: history and practice of ancient astronomy.
Responsibility: James Evans.
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