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Ptolemy in perspective : use and criticism of his work from antiquity to the nineteenth century

Author: Alexander Jones
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2010.
Series: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 23.
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This book traces reactions to Ptolemy from his own times to ours. It shows the complex processes by which an ancient scientist and his work gained and subsequently lost an overreaching reputation and  Read more...

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Named Person: Ptolemy; Claudius Ptolemaeus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Jones
ISBN: 9789048127870 9048127874 9789048127887 9048127882
OCLC Number: 401154038
Notes: Volume gathers most of the papers presented at the Caltech conference "Ptolemy in Perspective", held at The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology, May 31 through June 2, 2007.
Description: xv, 229 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: An unplublished astronomical papyrus contemporary with Ptolemy / Anne Tihon --
Ancient rejection and adoption of Ptolemy's frame of reference for longitudes / Alexander Jones --
Ptolemy's doctrine of the terms and its reception / Stephan Heilen --
The tradition of texts and maps in Ptolemy's Geography / Florian Mittenhuber --
Islamic reactions to Ptolemy's imprecisions / F. Jamil Ragep --
The use and abuse of Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos in Renaissance and early modern Europe : two case studies (Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Filippo Fantoni) / H. Darrel Rutkin --
Tycho, Longomontanus, and Kepler on Ptolemy's solar observations and theory, precession of the equinoxes, and obliquity of the ecliptic / N.M. Swedlow --
Dunthorne, Mayer, and Lalande on the secular acceleration of the moon / J.M. Steele.
Series Title: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 23.
Responsibility: Alexander Jones [editor].
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