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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

Author: Nicole Oresme; Dan Burton
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
Series: History of science and medicine library., Medieval and early modern science ;, v. 7.
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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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Oresme, Nicole, approximately 1320-1382.
Nicole Oresme's De visione stellarum (On seeing the stars).
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007
(DLC) 2006051700
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole Oresme; Dan Burton
ISBN: 9047410890 9789047410898
OCLC Number: 568279413
Language Note: Text in English and Latin.
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Indiana University, 2000.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 319 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Part 1 INTRODUCTION AND COMMENTARY; I. INTRODUCTION; II. NICOLE ORESME'S LIFE AND WORKS; III. THE WRITING OF DE VISIONE STELLARUM: AUTHOR, DATE, TITLES, AND INFLUENCE; IV. OVERVIEW AND COMMENTARY ONORESME'S DE VISIONE STELLARUM; V. MANUSCRIPTS; VI. EDITORIAL PROCEDURES; VII. CITATION LIST OF AUTHORS QUOTED OR ALLUDED TO IN ORESME'S DE VISIONE STELLARUM; Part II NICOLE ORESME'S DE VISIONE STELLARUM Latin Critical Edition with English Translation; Nicole Oresme [De Visione Stellarum] [Liber i]; II. NOTES; Part III BIBLIOGRAPHY AND INDICES; I. BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDICES.
Series Title: History of science and medicine library., Medieval and early modern science ;, v. 7.
Other Titles: De visione stellarum.
De visione stellarum (On seeing the stars)
On seeing the stars
Responsibility: with an introduction, commentary, and English translation by Dan Burton.

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