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The history & practice of ancient astronomy

Author: James Evans
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Evans
ISBN: 0195095391 9780195095395
OCLC Number: 36877378
Description: xiii, 480 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: James Evans.
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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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