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

Autore: Alexander Jones
Editore: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2010.
Serie: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 23.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…

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Genere/forma: History
Persona incaricata: Ptolemy; Claudius Ptolemaeus; Ptolemy
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Alexander Jones
ISBN: 9789048127870 9048127874 9789048127887 9048127882
Numero OCLC: 401154038
Note: 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.
Descrizione: xv, 229 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Titolo della serie: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 23.
Responsabilità: Alexander Jones [editor].
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