The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy

The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy

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.

Author: James Evans

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195095391

Category: History

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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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Assyriologica Et Semitica

Assyriologica Et Semitica

Author: Joachim Oelsner

Publisher: Ugarit Verlag

ISBN: UVA:X004521377

Category: Akkadian philology

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Categories: Akkadian philology

Journal for the History of Astronomy

Journal for the History of Astronomy

JAMES EVANS is a professor of physics at The University of Puget Sound ,
where he teaches both physics and the history of science . He is the author of
The history and practice of ancient astronomy ( Oxford University Press , 1998 ) .

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ISBN: UCSD:31822022692131

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MAA Notes

MAA Notes

For the evolution of Greek planetary theory and detailed directions for using
Ptolemy ' s form of it , see James Evans , The History and Practice of Ancient
Astronomy ( New York : Oxford University Press , 1998 ) , Chapter 7 . 2 . Strabo (
c .

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ISBN: UOM:39015081661426

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The Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

The Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Clarence Augustus Chant. Daytime
Observations of Venus with ... Evans , J. 1998 , The History and Practice of
Ancient Astronomy , Oxford University Press , Oxford . Kopal , Z. 1970 , Widening
Horizons ...

Author: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

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ISBN: UCSD:31822036923357

Category: Astronomy

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"Library catalogue in 1911" (31 p.) appended to v. 4.
Categories: Astronomy

A Brief Introduction to Astronomy in the Middle East

A Brief Introduction to Astronomy in the Middle East

Bibliography General Works Aaboe , A . , Episodes from the Early History of
Astronomy , Springer , 2001 . Evans , J . , The History and Practice of Ancient
Astronomy , Oxford University Press , 1998 . Neugebauer , O . , The Exact
Sciences in ...

Author: John M. Steele

Publisher: Brief Introduction

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131719499

Category: History

Page: 153

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The Middle East was both the birthplace of astronomy and the center for its development during the medieval period, and this volume offers a fascinating insight into Arabic advances in astronomy and their profound influence on science in the rest of the world. This is the first of two titles published to launch a new series offering insight into Arabic advances in science and culture. Aimed at the general reader, the titles are illustrated and contain glossaries, indices, and suggestions for further reading. John M. Steele is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Durham.
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Dio

Dio

A James Evans's The History & Practice of Ancient Astronomy A1 This ? is the
first book on early astronomy to be designed as a text - book and an excellent text
- book it is . It lives up to the word “ practice ” in the title with very practical and ...

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SCIAMVS

SCIAMVS

Duke , D. ( 2002 ) , Hipparchus ' Coordinate System , Archive for History of Exact
Sciences , 56 , 427-433 . Evans , J. ( 1998 ) , The History and Practice of Ancient
Astronomy , New York . Evans , J. ( 1999 ) , The Material Culture of Greek ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133265251

Category: Mathematics, Ancient

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Publishes source materials for historical research on the exact sciences in Antiquity and the Middle Ages in original languages, with translations, notes, and commentaries.
Categories: Mathematics, Ancient

Science and Scientists

Science and Scientists

Episodes from the Early History of Astronomy . New York : Springer Verlag , 2001
. Evans , James . The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy . New York :
Oxford University Press , 1998 . Gingerich , Owen . The Eye of Heaven : Ptolemy
 ...

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Publisher: Magill's Choice

ISBN: 1587653044

Category: Discoveries in science

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"Documents the major breakthroughs in science from ancient times to the present with emphasis on the modern era."--Thomson Gale description.
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Cosmology Through Time

Cosmology Through Time

Ancient and Modern Cosmologies in the Mediterranean Area : Conference
Proceedings, Astronomical Observatory of Rome, Monteporzio Catone, June ...
Evans J . , 1998 , The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy , New York ,
Oxford .

Author: Sergio Colafrancesco

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ISBN: UOM:39015059214208

Category: Science

Page: 293

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Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage

Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage

According to our working hypothesis , the seeming realism of the ancient Greek
astronomers emerged when they were involved with mathematical models ...
History of Science , 40 , 147 - 168 . ... The History and Practice of Ancient
Astronomy .

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Category: Astronomy

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Categories: Astronomy

Heavenly Stuff

Heavenly Stuff

Counting the Unmoved Movers : Astronomy and Explanation in Aristotle's
Metaphysics XII.8 ” , Archiv f . ... A Companion to Ancient Philosophy , Malden MA
& Oxford , 270–291 . Bowen , A.C. ... The History and Practice of Ancient
Astronomy .

Author: Theokritos Kouremenos

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh

ISBN: IND:30000134319197

Category: History

Page: 150

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This book offers a reappraisal of basic aspects of Aristotelian cosmology. Aristotle believed that all celestial objects consisted of the same substance that pervade the heavens, a stuff unlike those found near the center of the cosmos that compose us and everything in our immediate surroundings. Kouremenos argues that, contrary to the received view, Aristotle originally introduced this heavenly stuff as the matter of the stars alone, the remotest celestial objects from the Earth, and as filler of the outermost part of the heavens, forming a diurnally rotating spherical shell whose fixed parts are the stars, the crust of the cosmos which has the Earth at its center. The author also argues that, contrary to another common view, at no point in the development of his cosmological thought did Aristotle believe the heavens to be structured according to the theory of homocentric spheres developed by his older contemporary Eudoxus of Cnidus, in which the other celestial objects, the five planets known in antiquity, the Sun and the Moon, were hypothesized to move uniformly in circles, as if they were fixed stars.
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Earth Sciences History

Earth Sciences History

Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society ... 1998 , Simon Newcomb ,
William Harkness , and the Nineteenth - century American Transit of Venus
Expedition : Journal for the History of Astronomy , v . ... Practice of Ancient
Astronomy .

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Category: Earth sciences

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Astronomy and Culture

Astronomy and Culture

Evans , James . The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy ( New York :
Oxford University Press , 1998 ) . Milbrath , Susan . Star Gods of the Maya :
Astronomy in Art , Folklore , and Calendars ( Austin : University of Texas Press ,
1999 ) .

Author: Edith W. Hetherington

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124134888

Category: Science

Page: 231

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Examines the various ways cultures and the science of astronomy have intersected throughout human history.
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Science and Technology in World History

Science and Technology in World History

James Evans, The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy (New York: Oxford
University Press, 1998) presents a valuable technical survey of what ancient
astronomers actually did. Joseph Ben-David, The Scientist's Role in Society: A ...

Author: James E. McClellan III

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801883601

Category: History

Page: 478

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The Tapestry of Modern Astrophysics

The Tapestry of Modern Astrophysics

Greek astronomy concentrated on building self - consistent models within the
kinematic framework , using an untestable ... mathematical astronomy are Evans ,
J . 1998 , The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy ( London : Oxford Univ .

Author: Steven N. Shore

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ISBN: UCSD:31822032026585

Category: Science

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Apeiron

Apeiron

Journal for the History of Astronomy 105-18 . Beatty , Mario . 1997-98 . ' On the
Source of the Moon's Light in Ancient Egypt ' . ANKH : Révue d'Égyptologie et
des ... The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy . New York : Oxford
University ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020372352

Category: Civilization, Ancient

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United States Congressional serial set

United States Congressional serial set

In the mean tinie Delambre had succeeded Lalande in the chair of astronomy at
the College of France , and was appointed ... Temps , ” ( we have from his hand a
complete historical series , comprising “ The History of Ancient Astronomy , " in 2
vols . ... He was more than thirtyfive when he began to practice observations .

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Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

Chairperson : Professor Lillian C . McDermott This dissertation is the result of a
research project to develop materials for an upper - level undergraduate course
in the history and practice of ancient astronomy . The materials consist of a text ...

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