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A Survey of the Almagest : With Annotation and New Commentary by Alexander Jones, by Olaf Pedersen ; edited by Alexander Jones, (electronic resource)

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A Survey of the Almagest : With Annotation and New Commentary by Alexander Jones
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A Survey of the Almagest
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With Annotation and New Commentary by Alexander Jones
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by Olaf Pedersen ; edited by Alexander Jones
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The "Almagest," by the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, is the most important surviving treatise on early mathematical astronomy, offering historians valuable insight into the astronomy and mathematics of the ancient world. Pedersen's 1974 publication, "A Survey of the Almagest," is the most recent in a long tradition of companions to the "Almagest." Part paraphrase and part commentary, Pedersen’s work has earned the universal praise of historians and serves as the definitive introductory text for students interested in studying the "Almagest." In this revised edition, Alexander Jones, a distinguished authority on the history of early astronomy, provides supplementary information and commentary to the original text to account for scholarship that has appeared since 1974. This revision also incorporates various corrections to Pedersen's original text that have been identified since its publication. This volume is intended to provide students of the history of astronomy with a self-contained introduction to the "Almagest," helping them to understand and appreciate Ptolemy’s great and classical work. From the reviews of "A Survey of the Almagest": “Pedersen has performed his analysis with great care and technical accuracy. ... [The book] is written dearly and concisely. It certainly achieves its aim of making the 'Almagest' accessible and understandable to students of the history of astronomy.” – G. J. Toomer, Archives Internationales d’Histoire des Sciences “The organization of the 'Survey' ... is done in such a brilliant style that makes the technically prohibiting text of the 'Almagest' an enjoyable reading within a clear historical perspective...” – George A. Saliba, Centaurus “['A Survey of the Almagest'] is a mine of well-organized, well-documented, carefully cross-indexed information. Indeed, the general reader will find it an eye-opening introduction to Greek mathematics...” – Victor E. Thoren, Isis
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Pedersen, Olaf
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520
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English
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QA21-27
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non fiction
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Jones, Alexander.
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Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences,
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  • History of Mathematical Sciences
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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A Survey of the Almagest : With Annotation and New Commentary by Alexander Jones, by Olaf Pedersen ; edited by Alexander Jones, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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Contents
- Forward to the revised edition -- Preface -- The almagest through the ages -- Physics and philosophy in the almagest -- Ptolemy as a mathematician -- Spherical astronomy in the almagest -- The motion of the sun -- The theories of the moon -- Parallaxes and eclipses -- The fixed stars -- The superior planets -- The inferior planets -- Retrograde motions and maximum elongations -- Latitudes and visibility periods -- Epilogue-the other ptolemy -- Apendix A: dated observations -- Appendix B: numerical parameters -- Bibliography -- Index of names -- Index of subjects -- Supplementary notes -- Supplementary bibliography
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1st ed. 2011.
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1 online resource (480 p.)
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online
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9780387848266
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computer
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10.1007/978-0-387-84826-6
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A Survey of the Almagest : With Annotation and New Commentary by Alexander Jones, by Olaf Pedersen ; edited by Alexander Jones, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
- Forward to the revised edition -- Preface -- The almagest through the ages -- Physics and philosophy in the almagest -- Ptolemy as a mathematician -- Spherical astronomy in the almagest -- The motion of the sun -- The theories of the moon -- Parallaxes and eclipses -- The fixed stars -- The superior planets -- The inferior planets -- Retrograde motions and maximum elongations -- Latitudes and visibility periods -- Epilogue-the other ptolemy -- Apendix A: dated observations -- Appendix B: numerical parameters -- Bibliography -- Index of names -- Index of subjects -- Supplementary notes -- Supplementary bibliography
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2011.
Extent
1 online resource (480 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387848266
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-84826-6
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)2670000000056828
  • (EBL)645789
  • (OCoLC)695387014
  • (SSID)ssj0000450385
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11329324
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000450385
  • (PQKBWorkID)10443725
  • (PQKB)10335632
  • (DE-He213)978-0-387-84826-6
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC645789
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000056828

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