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Ancient Astronomy

Pub Date : 2005 | Author : Clive L. N. Ruggles | Publisher : ABC-CLIO

ISBN 10 : 9781851094776
ISBN 13 : 1851094776

Long before astronomy was a science, humans used the stars to mark time, navigate, organize planting and dramatize myths. This encyclopaedia draws on archaeological evidence and or..

Ancient Astronomy

Pub Date : 1991 | Author : Isaac Asimov | Publisher : Yearling

ISBN 10 : 0440403871
ISBN 13 : 9780440403876

Briefly describes beliefs of astronomers from ancient times to 1609, when Galileo's discoveries through the telescope gave birth to modern astronomy...

The History And Practice Of Ancient Astronomy

Pub Date : 1998-10-01 | Author : James Evans | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 019987445X
ISBN 13 : 9780199874453

The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy combines new scholarship with hands-on science to bring readers into direct contact with the work of ancient astronomers. While tracin..

Ancient Astronomy And Celestial Divination

Pub Date : 1999 | Author : Noel M. Swerdlow | Publisher : MIT Press

ISBN 10 : 0262194228
ISBN 13 : 9780262194228

This volume presents recent work on Babylonian celestialdivination and on the Greek inheritors of the Babyloniantradition.In the ancient world, the collection and study of celestia..

Astronomy In Ancient Times

Pub Date : 2005-12-15 | Author : Richard Hantula | Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN 10 : 0836839781
ISBN 13 : 9780836839784

Discusses how people studied astronomy in the past and what they used their observations for...

A History Of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy

Pub Date : 2012-12-06 | Author : O. Neugebauer | Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN 10 : 9783642619106
ISBN 13 : 364261910X

From the reviews: "This monumental work will henceforth be the standard interpretation of ancient mathematical astronomy. It is easy to point out its many virtues: comprehensivenes..