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The history and practice of ancient astronomy

Author: James Evans
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the Western astronomical tradition from ancient Babylonia to the European Renaissance, with emphasis on the Greek period. The book explores the evidence for the astronomy of the ancient  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Evans
ISBN: 0195095391 9780195095395
OCLC Number: 443643307
Description: XIII, 480 str. : ilustr. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Preface ; 1. The Birth of Astronomy ; 2. The Celestial Spheres ; 3. Some Applications of Spherics ; 5. Solar Theory and Time Reckoning ; 6. The Fixed Stars ; 7. Planetary Theory ; Bibliography ; Appendix: Patterns for Models
Other Titles: Ancient astronomy.
Responsibility: James Evans.

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