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Stephenson, F. Richard (Francis Richard) 1941-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 160 publications in 3 languages and 2,768 library holdings
Genres: Ephemerides  History  Observations  Charts, diagrams, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Scientific atlases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QB7, 523.8446
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by F. Richard Stephenson
The historical supernovae by David H Clark( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Historical Supernovae is an interdisciplinary study of the historical records of supernova. This book is composed of 12 chapters that particularly highlight the history of the Far East. The opening chapter briefly describes the features of nova and supernova, stars which spontaneously explode with a spectacular and rapid increase in brightness. The succeeding chapter deals with the search for the historical records of supernova from Medieval European monastic chronicles, Arabic chronicles, astrological works etc., post renaissance European scientific writings, and Far Eastern histories and
Applications of early astronomical records by F. Richard Stephenson( Book )

14 editions published in 1978 in English and Italian and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supplement to the Tuckerman tables by M. A Houlden( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical eclipses and earth's rotation by F. Richard Stephenson( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is intended for geophysicists, astronomers (especially those with an interest in history), historians and orientalists. The culmination of many years of research, it discusses, in depth, ancient and medieval eclipse observations and their importance in studying Earth's past rotation. This was the first major book on this subject to appear in the last twenty years. The author has specialised in the interpretation of early astronomical records and their application to problems in modern astronomy for many years. The book contains an in-depth discussion of numerous eclipse records from Babylon, China, Europe and the Arab lands. Translations of almost every record studied are given. It is shown that although tides play a dominant long-term role in producing variations in Earth's rate of rotation - causing a gradual increase in the length of the day - there are significant, and variable non-tidal changes in opposition to the main trend
Historical supernovae and their remnants by F. Richard Stephenson( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work reviews both the historical observations of supernovae seen in our galaxy over the last two millennia and recorded in East Asia (China, Japan and Korea), Europe and the Arabic dominions, together with modern observations of the remnants of these supernovae
Secular solar and geomagnetic variations in the last 10,000 years by F. Richard Stephenson( Book )

17 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solar and geomagnetic variability are of considerable interest for scientists of many different persuasions and indeed one has the distinct impression that for the sun at least, there is direct relevance for mankind in general as the interrelation between solar and terrestrial phenomena is starting to be appreciated. From the vast time scale of interest in the variability field, attention was confined to the last 10,000 years in a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held from April 6 - 10, 1987 in Durham, England, and the present publication comprises the lectures given there. Such a Workshop was very timely in view of the impressive new data available from 14C analysis in dated tree rings and lOBe in polar ice cores, from natural palaeomagnetic records in lacustrine sediments and from archaeomagnetic material. Also to be mentioned are new studies of historical accounts of naked-eye sunspots and aurorae. All the data have contributed to improvements in under standing the relative variations of solar properties, the geomagnetic field and climate and it is hoped that this volume will convey the flavour of these advances in knowledge. A feature of the Workshop was the lively discussions which followed so many of the papers. There were several instances of healthy disagreement and this is reflected in the opposing views presented inanumber of the papers published here
New insights from recent studies in historical astronomy : following in the footsteps of F. Richard Stephenson : a meeting to honor F. Richard Stephenson on his 70th birthday by D. Wayne Orchiston( )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book contains papers from a conference held to celebrate the 70th birthday of one of the world's foremost astronomical historians, Professor F. Richard Stephenson, the latest recipient of the American Astronomical Society's highest award for research in astronomical history, the LeRoy Doggett Prize. Reflecting Professor Stephenson's extensive research portfolio, this book brings together under one cover papers on four different areas of scholarship: applied historical astronomy (which Stephenson founded); Islamic astronomy; Oriental astronomy and amateur astronomy. These papers are penned by astronomers from Canada, China, England, France, Georgia, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Portugal, Thailand and the USA. Its diverse coverage represents a wide cross-section of the history of astronomy community. Under discussion are ways in which recent research using historical data has provided new insights into auroral and solar activity, supernovae and changes in the rotation rate of the Earth. It also presents readers with results of recent research on leading historical figures in Islamic and Oriental astronomy, and aspects of eighteenth and nineteenth century Australian, British, German and Portuguese amateur astronomy, including the fascinating 'amateur-turned-professional syndrome'."--Back cover
Atlas of historical eclipse maps : East Asia 1500 BC--AD 1900 by F. Richard Stephenson( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a series of computer-drawn maps and tables for all total and annular eclipses of the Sun calculated to have been observable in East Asia in the 3400 years from 1500 BC to AD 1900. The study of past eclipses is a useful tool in both geophysics and chronology, for example in determining the long-term behaviour of the Earth's rate of rotation. The eclipses of the Sun that occurred in East Asia - notably in China, Korea and Japan - are particularly useful because numerous reliable written records of them are extant. The book will be of interest to professional astronomers whose work can benefit from long-term historical data, especially those interested in studying the Earth's rotation and to historians of Chinese astronomy. It will be an essential reference work for research libraries
Halley's comet in history( Book )

13 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oriental astronomy from Guo Shoujing to King Sejong : proceedings of an international conference, Seoul, Korea, 6-11 October, 1993( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese and Korean star maps and catalogs by F. Richard Stephenson( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical supernovae and their remnants( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of historical eclipse maps : East Asia, 1500 BC - AD 1900 by F. Richard Stephenson( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of auroral observations from China, Korea and Japan (193 B.C.-A.D. 1770) by K. K. C Yau( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planetary, lunar, and solar positions at five-day and ten-day intervals by Bryant Tuckerman( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Li shi chao xin xing by Arthur C Clarke( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some Geophysical, Astrophysical and Chronological Deductions from Early Astronomical Records by F. Richard Stephenson( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chinese calendar and its operational rules by Baolin Liu( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thales's predication of a solar eclipse by F. Richard Stephenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Conversion of the Chinese cyclical calendar into the Julian or Gregorian calendar and vice-versa by F. Richard Stephenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Historical eclipses and earth's rotation
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Historical supernovae and their remnantsAtlas of historical eclipse maps : East Asia 1500 BC--AD 1900Historical supernovae and their remnantsAtlas of historical eclipse maps : East Asia, 1500 BC - AD 1900
Alternative Names
F. Richard Stephenson astrònom britànic

F. Richard Stephenson astronome britannique

F. Richard Stephenson astrónomo británico

F. Richard Stephenson Brits astronoom

Francis Richard Stephenson britischer Geophysiker und Astronom

Stephenson, F. R.

Stephenson, F. R. 1941-

Stephenson, F. R. (Francis Richard), 1941-

Stephenson, F. Richard.

Stephenson, F. Richard 1941-

Stephenson, F. Richard (Francis Richard), 1941-

Stephenson, Francis R. 1941-

Stephenson, Francis Richard

Stephenson, Francis Richard 1941-

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