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eBook Chasing Shadows: Mathematics, Astronomy, and the Early History of Eclipse Reckoning (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Mathematics) ePub

by Clemency Montelle

  • ISBN: 0801896916
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Clemency Montelle
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (May 15, 2011)
  • Pages: 424
  • ePub book: 1302 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1987 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
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Clemency Montelle is a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at. .Product details Hardcover: 424 pages

Clemency Montelle is a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Canterbury. Series: Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Mathematics. Hardcover: 424 pages.

Clemency Montelle is a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Canterbury. Publication Date: December 29, 2010.

Series: Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Mathematics. Eclipses were the celestial phenomena most challenging to understand in the ancient world. Chasing Shadows is an invitingly written and highly informative exploration of the early history of astronomy.

Items related to Chasing Shadows: Mathematics, Astronomy, and the Early. A substantial contribution to the history of ancient astronomy. It is especially significant because of the cultures discussed and in particular its treatment of Indian astronomy. John Steele, Brown University). Montelle, Clemency Chasing Shadows: Mathematics, Astronomy, and the Early History of Eclipse Reckoning (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Mathematics). ISBN 13: 9780801896910. This very well written book is densely packed with information. John Silvester Spaceflight).

Publisher: Johns Hopkins. Publication Date: 2011. This fact has been true for all of recorded history; the earliest records of eclipses are found in the omen literature of the ancient Near East, from the Old Babylonian Period (ca. 2000–1600 . The belief that solar and lunar eclipses were portents of significant phenomena led early skywatchers to record their occurrences. The story is set in the context of the progress of astronomy across millennia.

Eclipse History" according to Freedom Cole. An incredible source for understanding mankind's road to understanding eclipses. Dennis Duke Journal for the History of Astronomy)The book is splendid. It will be the standard reference for the history of eclipses

00, 424 pages ISBN-13: 978-0801896910.

00, 424 pages ISBN-13: 978-0801896910. It is not hard to appreciate the enormous impact that a solar eclipse must have had on those witnessing such an event in times when the cause of eclipses was not understood. Lunar eclipses are much less dramatic but much more common (as far as an individual observer is concerned), and even here it is easy to imagine the sense of fear and wonder that they would have generated.

Article in Journal for the History of Astronomy 43(4):500-502 · November 2012 with 4 Reads. How we measure 'reads'.

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.

Eclipses were the celestial phenomena most challenging to understand in the ancient world.

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.