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The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy

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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 tracing ideas from ancient Babylon to sixteenth-century Europe, the book places its greatest emphasis on the Greek period, when astronomers developed the geometric and philosophical ideas that have det ...more
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1998)
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Brad Needham
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A very readable Astronomy textbook on how to actually perform the astronomical observations and calculations from various ancient cultures. I must admit I skimmed a lot in the motion of the planets, but I love the book for its detailed coverage of how to construct and use an astrolabe.
Charles
Aug 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A one of a kind book, the Manuel to practicing historical science, I love to work through this book.
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Nov 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
I liked it. Got a little math heavy at times for me, but I enjoyed learning how to understand the sky with just my eyes and simple instruments. I'd recommend.
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