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The Resource Chasing shadows : mathematics, astronomy, and the early history of eclipse reckoning, Clemency Montelle

Chasing shadows : mathematics, astronomy, and the early history of eclipse reckoning, Clemency Montelle

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Chasing shadows : mathematics, astronomy, and the early history of eclipse reckoning
Title
Chasing shadows
Title remainder
mathematics, astronomy, and the early history of eclipse reckoning
Statement of responsibility
Clemency Montelle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lunar and solar eclipses have always fascinated human beings. Digging deep into history, Clemency Montelle examines the ways in which theoretical understanding of eclipses originated and how ancient and medieval cultures shared, developed, and preserved their knowledge of these awe-inspiring events. Eclipses were the celestial phenomena most challenging to understand in the ancient world. Montelle draws on original research--much of it derived from reading primary source material written in Akkadian and Sanskrit, as well as ancient Greek, Latin, and Arabic--to explore how observers in Babylon, the Islamic Near East, Greece, and India developed new astronomical and mathematical techniques to predict and describe the features of eclipses. She identifies the profound scientific discoveries of these four cultures and discusses how the societies exchanged information about eclipses. In constructing this history, Montelle establishes a clear pattern of the transmission of scientific ideas from one culture to another in the ancient and medieval world. Chasing Shadows is an invitingly written and highly informative exploration of the early history of astronomy."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
CN8ML
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Montelle, Clemency
Dewey number
523.38
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB175
LC item number
.M65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Eclipses
  • Eclipses
  • Eclipses
Label
Chasing shadows : mathematics, astronomy, and the early history of eclipse reckoning, Clemency Montelle
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Publication
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OldControl:muse9780801899102
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-391) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Heavenly hide and seek: an introduction to eclipse reckoning in early times -- The rudiments of alignment: Basic eclipse theory -- An accountancy of appearances: Mesopotamian eclipse reckoning -- Beyond the appearances: Greek eclipse reckoning -- Recipient and remodeler: Indian eclipse reckoning -- A science of configuration: Arabic eclipse reckoning
Control code
794700348
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 408 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801899102
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700348
Label
Chasing shadows : mathematics, astronomy, and the early history of eclipse reckoning, Clemency Montelle
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9780801899102
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-391) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Heavenly hide and seek: an introduction to eclipse reckoning in early times -- The rudiments of alignment: Basic eclipse theory -- An accountancy of appearances: Mesopotamian eclipse reckoning -- Beyond the appearances: Greek eclipse reckoning -- Recipient and remodeler: Indian eclipse reckoning -- A science of configuration: Arabic eclipse reckoning
Control code
794700348
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 408 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801899102
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700348

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