The Resource Astronomy in the Ancient World : Early and Modern Views on Celestial Events, by Alexus McLeod, (electronic resource)

Astronomy in the Ancient World : Early and Modern Views on Celestial Events, by Alexus McLeod, (electronic resource)

Label
Astronomy in the Ancient World : Early and Modern Views on Celestial Events
Title
Astronomy in the Ancient World
Title remainder
Early and Modern Views on Celestial Events
Statement of responsibility
by Alexus McLeod
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Author
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Alexus McLeod explores every aspect of the lesser-known history of astronomy in the Americas (Mesoamerica and North America), China and India, each through the frame of a particular astronomical phenomena. Part One considers the development of astronomy in the Americas as a response, in part, to the Supernova of 1054, which may have led to a cultural renaissance in astronomy. He then goes on to explore the contemporary understanding of supernovae, contrasting it with that of the ancient Americas. Part Two is framed through the appearances of great comets, which had major divinatory significance in early China. The author discusses the advancement of observational astronomy in China, its influence on politics and its role in the survival or failure of empires. Furthermore, the contemporary understanding of comets is also discussed for comparison. Part Three, on India, considers the magnificent observatories of the Rajput king Jai Singh II, and the question of their purpose. The origins of Indian astronomy are examined in Vedic thought and its development is followed through the period of Jai Singh, including the role played by solar eclipses. The author also includes a modern explanation of our understanding of eclipses to date. In the final section of the book, McLeod discusses how ancient traditions might help modern civilization better understand Earth’s place in the cosmos
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McLeod, Alexus
Dewey number
520
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-3ip18XOkPE
Image bit depth
0
LC call number
  • QB1-991
  • QB460-466
  • QB980-991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Historical & Cultural Astronomy,
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  • Astronomy
  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education
  • Anthropology
Label
Astronomy in the Ancient World : Early and Modern Views on Celestial Events, by Alexus McLeod, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Americas -- Supernovae -- China -- Comets -- India -- Eclipses -- Europe and the West -- Astronomy Today
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 234 p. 41 illus., 34 illus. in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319236001
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-23600-1
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absent
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access
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remote
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  • (CKB)3710000000732230
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-23600-1
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4560272
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000732230
Label
Astronomy in the Ancient World : Early and Modern Views on Celestial Events, by Alexus McLeod, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Americas -- Supernovae -- China -- Comets -- India -- Eclipses -- Europe and the West -- Astronomy Today
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 234 p. 41 illus., 34 illus. in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319236001
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-23600-1
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000732230
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-23600-1
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4560272
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000732230

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