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Episodes from the early history of astronomy

Author: Asger Aaboe
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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Phenomena in the heavens are of great importance to many, and much of the lore of astronomy and astrology dates back to the earliest days of civilisation. The astronomy of the ancients is thus of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Asger Aaboe
ISBN: 0387951369 9780387951362
OCLC Number: 608179322
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 0 What Every Young Person Ought to Know About --
Naked-Eye Astronomy --
1 Babylonian Arithmetical Astronomy --
2 Greek Geometrical Planetary Models --
3 Ptolemy's Cosmology --
4 Kepler Motion Viewed from Either Focus --
Selected Bibliography.
Responsibility: Asger Aaboe.
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From the reviews:This book provides a fascinating look at the night sky and the techniques that early civilizations, particularly Babylonian and Greek, used to model planetary motions...Aaboe does a Read more...

 
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