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The Resource Ptolemy's Almagest, translated and annotated by G.J. Toomer ; with a foreword by Owen Gingerich

Ptolemy's Almagest, translated and annotated by G.J. Toomer ; with a foreword by Owen Gingerich

Label
Ptolemy's Almagest
Title
Ptolemy's Almagest
Statement of responsibility
translated and annotated by G.J. Toomer ; with a foreword by Owen Gingerich
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ptolemy's Almagest is one of the most influential scientific works in history. A masterpiece of technical exposition, it was the basic textbook of astronomy for more than a thousand years, and still is the main source for our knowledge of ancient astronomy. This translation, based on the standard Greek text of Heiberg, makes the work accessible to English readers in an intelligible and reliable form. It contains numerous corrections derived from medieval Arabic translations and extensive footnotes that take account of the great progress in understanding the work made in this century, due to the discovery of Babylonian records and other researches. It is designed to stand by itself as an interpretation of the original, but it will also be useful as an aid to reading the Greek text."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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active 2nd century
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Ptolemy
Dewey number
520
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB41
LC item number
.P957 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Toomer, G. J
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  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
Label
Ptolemy's Almagest, translated and annotated by G.J. Toomer ; with a foreword by Owen Gingerich
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Duckworth, 1984
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 673-681) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Addenda and corrigenda -- Preface -- Introduction -- Contents of the Almagest -- Translation of the Almagest -- Appendices -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
39368537
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 693 pages
Isbn
9780691002606
Lccn
98033565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39368537
Label
Ptolemy's Almagest, translated and annotated by G.J. Toomer ; with a foreword by Owen Gingerich
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Duckworth, 1984
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 673-681) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Addenda and corrigenda -- Preface -- Introduction -- Contents of the Almagest -- Translation of the Almagest -- Appendices -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
39368537
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 693 pages
Isbn
9780691002606
Lccn
98033565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39368537

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