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Evans, James 1948-

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Works: 12 works in 81 publications in 2 languages and 3,087 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  History  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
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Most widely held works by James Evans
The history & practice of ancient astronomy by James Evans( )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and French and held by 2,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birth of astronomy -- Celestial sphere -- Some applications of spherics -- Calendars and time reckoning -- Solar theory -- Fixed stars -- Planetary theory -- Frequently used tables -- Appendix : patterns for models
Quantum mechanics at the crossroads : new perspectives from history, philosophy and physics by James Evans( )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum mechanics is a beautiful, strange and successful theory that originated in the 1920s. The theory, which Niels Bohr regarded as finished and complete, has in the last few decades rapidly developed in unexpected directions. An intense new focus on the stranger aspects of the theory, including entanglement and nonlocality, has resulted in new perceptions of the foundations of quantum mechanics, as well as surprising new exploitations of quantum phenomena. Historians and philosophers of science have also renewed their attention to quantum mechanics, opening up its human dimensions and asking searching questions about its meaning. This volume brings together new insights from different vantage points: Historians of physics, such as J.L. Heilbron; philosophers of science, such as Abner Shimony and Michel Bitbol; and quantum physicists, such as Wolfgang Ketterle and Roland Omnès, join forces to tackle essential questions in quantum mechanics and its interpretation. All the authors have written for a broad readership, and the resulting volume will appeal to everyone wishing to keep abreast of new developments in quantum mechanics, as well as its history and philosophy
Geminos's Introduction to the phenomena : a translation and study of a Hellenistic survey of astronomy by Geminus( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Geminos provides a clear view of Greek astronomy in the period between Hipparchos and Ptolemy, treating such subjects as the zodiac, the constellations, the theory of the celestial sphere, lunar cycles, and eclipses. Most significantly, Geminos gives us the earliest detailed discussion of Babylonian astronomy by a Greek writer, thus offering valuable insight into the cross-cultural transmission of astronomical knowledge in antiquity."--Jacket
Time and cosmos in Greco-Roman antiquity( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greeks and Romans lived according to a distinctively Hellenic conception of time as an aspect of cosmic order and regularity. Appropriating ideas from Egypt and the Near East, the Greeks integrated them into a cosmological framework governed by mathematics and linking the cycles of the heavenly bodies to the human environment. From their cosmology they derived instruments for measuring and tracking the passage of time that were sophisticated embodiments of scientific reasoning and technical craft, meant not solely for the study of specialists and connoisseurs but for the public gaze. Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity, the accompanying catalogue for the exhibition at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, explores through thematic essays and beautiful illustrations the practical as well as the artistic, ideological, and spiritual role of time technology and time imagery in the Mediterranean civilizations. Highlights among the more than one hundred objects from the exhibition include marvelously inventive sundials and portable timekeeping devices, stone and ceramic calendars, zodiac boards for displaying horoscopes, and mosaics, sculptures, and coins that reflect ancient perceptions of the controlling power of time and the heavens. 00Exhibition: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York, USA (19.10.2016-23.04.2017)
On the epoch of the Antikythera mechanism and its eclipse predictor by Christián C Carman( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistemology, aesthetics and divine analogy : a study of the poetics of William Blake by James Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The armillary sphere : a user's guide by James Evans( Book )

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

Tracking the cosmos : the technology of the Antikythera Mechanism( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jo Marchant, author of Decoding the Heavens and science historian/physicist James Evans join moderator Patt Morrison to discuss the Antikythera Mechanism, a unique object recovered from the wreck of a Greek ship lost 2,000 years ago. For over a century, its function intrigued scholars, and only recently have modern imaging techniques revealed that it was an ancient mechanical computer/clock designed to calculate astronomical positions
The astrologer's apparatus : a picture of professionnal practice in Greco-Roman Egypt by James Evans( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

About Nutria and their control by James Evans( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tools in the carpenter's shop: a study of faulkner's use of the christian myth by James Evans( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Quantum Mechanics at the Crossroads : New Perspectives from History, Philosophy and Physics( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The history & practice of ancient astronomy
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Quantum mechanics at the crossroads : new perspectives from history, philosophy and physicsGeminos's Introduction to the phenomena : a translation and study of a Hellenistic survey of astronomy
Alternative Names
James Evans American physicist and historian of science

James Evans Amerikaans natuurkundige

James Evans US-amerikanischer Physiker und Wissenschaftshistoriker

Languages
English (76)

French (5)