New PDF release: A Survey of the Almagest: With Annotation and New Commentary

By Olaf Pedersen,Alexander Jones

ISBN-10: 0387848258

ISBN-13: 9780387848259

The Almagest, by means of the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, is crucial surviving treatise on early mathematical astronomy, providing historians useful perception into the astronomy and arithmetic of the traditional world.

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

In this revised variation, Alexander Jones, a wonderful authority at the historical past of early astronomy, presents supplementary info and remark to the unique textual content to account for scholarship that has seemed when you consider that 1974. This revision additionally comprises quite a few corrections to Pedersen's unique textual content which were pointed out given that its publication.

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

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