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By Olaf Pedersen,Alexander Jones

ISBN-10: 0387848258

ISBN-13: 9780387848259

The Almagest, by way of the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, is an important surviving treatise on early mathematical astronomy, providing historians precious perception into the astronomy and arithmetic of the traditional world.

Pedersen's 1974 book, A Survey of the Almagest, is the latest in a protracted culture of partners to the Almagest. half paraphrase and half statement, Pedersen's paintings has earned the common compliment of historians and serves because the definitive introductory textual content for college students attracted to learning the Almagest.

In this revised version, Alexander Jones, a distinctive authority at the heritage of early astronomy, presents supplementary details and observation to the unique textual content to account for scholarship that has seemed due to the fact 1974. This revision additionally comprises numerous corrections to Pedersen's unique textual content which were pointed out considering the fact that its publication.

This quantity is meant to supply scholars of the heritage of astronomy with a self-contained advent to the Almagest, supporting them to appreciate and take pleasure in Ptolemy's nice and classical work.

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