Ptolemy's Almagest

Ptolemy's Almagest

Paperback (08 Nov 1998) | English

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Synopsis

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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780691002606
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Imprint: Princeton University Press
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Language: English
Number of pages: 712
Weight: 971g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 31mm