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The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo

The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo Author José Chabás
ISBN-10 9789401702133
Release 2013-03-14
Pages 341
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The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo is for historians working in the fields of astronomy, science, the Middle Ages, Spanish and other Romance languages. It is also of interest to scholars interested in the history of Castile, in Castilian-French relations in the Middle Ages and in the history of patronage. It explores the Castilian canons of the Alfonsine Tables and offers a study of their context, language, astronomical content, and diffusion. The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo is unique in that it: includes an edition of a crucial text in history of science; provides an explanation of astronomy as it was practiced in the Middle Ages; presents abundant material on early scientific language in Castilian; presents new material on the diffusion of Alfonsine astronomy in Europe; describes the role of royal patronage of science in a medieval context.



The Astronomical Tables of Giovanni Bianchini

The Astronomical Tables of Giovanni Bianchini Author José Chabás
ISBN-10 9789047429593
Release 2009-05-06
Pages 160
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This book describes and analyses, for the first time, the astronomical tables of Giovanni Bianchini of Ferrara (d. after 1469), explains their context, inserts them into an astronomical tradition that began in Toledo, and addresses their diffusion.



Music and the moderni

Music and the moderni Author Karen Desmond
ISBN-10 9781107167094
Release 2018-08-31
Pages 284
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Challenges current accounts of the French ars nova, a musical art that was both criticised and heralded for its modernity.



Dais phil sistephanos

Dais phil  sistephanos Author Pär Sandin
ISBN-10 9197409472
Release 2004
Pages 447
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In Synchrony with the Heavens

In Synchrony with the Heavens Author David A. King
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114146181
Release 2004
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A Survey of European Astronomical Tables in the Late Middle Ages

A Survey of European Astronomical Tables in the Late Middle Ages Author José Chabás
ISBN-10 9789004230590
Release 2012-05-31
Pages 270
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This is a survey of the numerous astronomical tables compiled in the late Middle Ages, which represent a major intellectual enterprise. Such tables were often the best way available at the time for transmitting precise information to the reader.



The Rise of Modern Science Explained

The Rise of Modern Science Explained Author H. Floris Cohen
ISBN-10 9781316404782
Release 2015-09-24
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For centuries, laymen and priests, lone thinkers and philosophical schools in Greece, China, the Islamic world and Europe reflected with wisdom and perseverance on how the natural world fits together. As a rule, their methods and conclusions, while often ingenious, were misdirected when viewed from the perspective of modern science. In the 1600s thinkers such as Galileo, Kepler, Descartes, Bacon and many others gave revolutionary new twists to traditional ideas and practices, culminating in the work of Isaac Newton half a century later. It was as if the world was being created anew. But why did this recreation begin in Europe rather than elsewhere? This book caps H. Floris Cohen's career-long effort to find answers to this classic question. Here he sets forth a rich but highly accessible account of what, against many odds, made it happen and why.



Essays on Medieval Computational Astronomy

Essays on Medieval Computational Astronomy Author José Chabás Bergón
ISBN-10 9789004281752
Release 2014-11-14
Pages 424
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In Essays on Medieval Computational Astronomy the authors provide examples of original and intelligent approaches and solutions given by medieval astronomers to the problems of their discipline, mostly presented in the form of astronomical tables.



A Short History of Astronomy

A Short History of Astronomy Author Arthur Berry
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105046458449
Release 1899
Pages 440
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A Cultural History of Physics

A Cultural History of Physics Author Károly Simonyi
ISBN-10 9781439865118
Release 2012-01-25
Pages 636
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While the physical sciences are a continuously evolving source of technology and of understanding about our world, they have become so specialized and rely on so much prerequisite knowledge that for many people today the divide between the sciences and the humanities seems even greater than it was when C. P. Snow delivered his famous 1959 lecture, "The Two Cultures." In A Cultural History of Physics, Hungarian scientist and educator Károly Simonyi succeeds in bridging this chasm by describing the experimental methods and theoretical interpretations that created scientific knowledge, from ancient times to the present day, within the cultural environment in which it was formed. Unlike any other work of its kind, Simonyi’s seminal opus explores the interplay of science and the humanities to convey the wonder and excitement of scientific development throughout the ages. These pages contain an abundance of excerpts from original resources, a wide array of clear and straightforward explanations, and an astonishing wealth of insight, revealing the historical progress of science and inviting readers into a dialogue with the great scientific minds that shaped our current understanding of physics. Beautifully illustrated, accurate in its scientific content and broad in its historical and cultural perspective, this book will be a valuable reference for scholars and an inspiration to aspiring scientists and humanists who believe that science is an integral part of our culture.



Traducci n y estandarizaci n

Traducci  n y estandarizaci  n Author Victòria Alsina
ISBN-10 848489164X
Release 2004
Pages 270
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On the Origin of Clockwork Perpetual Motion Devices and the Compass The Original Classic Edition

On the Origin of Clockwork Perpetual Motion Devices and the Compass   The Original Classic Edition Author Price Derek
ISBN-10 9781486418343
Release 2012-10-24
Pages 24
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On the Origin of Clockwork Perpetual Motion Devices and the Compass by Derek J. de Solla Price - The Original Classic Edition Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work, which is now, at last, again available to you. Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside: For the mechanical clock, perhaps the greatest hindrance has been its treatment within a self-contained history of time measurement in which sundials, water-clocks and similar devices assume the natural role of ancestors to the weight-driven escapement clock in the early 14th century.1 This view must presume that a generally sophisticated knowledge of gearing antedates the invention of the clock and extends back to the Classical period of Hero and Vitruvius and such authors well-known for their mechanical ingenuities. ...The very full historical and technical description in this text enabled us to establish a glossary and basic understanding of the mechanism that later enabled us to interpret a whole series of similar, though less extensive texts, giving a history of prior development of such devices going back to the introduction of this type of escapement by I-Hsing and Liang Ling-tsan, in A.D. 725, and to what seems to be the original of all these Chinese astronomical machines, that built by Chang Hêng ca. ...But this newer kind of globe, he said, on which were delineated the motions of the sun and moon and of those five stars which are called wanderers, or, as we might say, rovers [i. e., the five planets], contained more than could be shown on the solid globe, and the invention of Archimedes deserved special admiration because he had thought out a way to represent accurately by a single device for turning the globe, those various and divergent movements with their different rates of speed. ...In any case, the material supplied by the works ascribed to Archimedes, Hero, and Vitruvius, and the more certain evidence of the anaphoric clocks is sufficient to show that there was a strong classical tradition of such machines, a tradition that inspired, even if it did not directly influence, later developments in Islam and Europe on the one side, and, just possibly, China on the other. ...A self-revolving instrument [or swayanvaha yantra]: Make a wheel of light wood and in its circumference put hollow spokes all having bores of the same diameter, and let them be placed at equal distances from each other; and let them also be placed at an angle verging somewhat from the perpendicular: then half fill these hollow spokes with mercury; the wheel thus filled will, when placed on an axis supported by two posts, revolve of itself.



From Eudoxus to Einstein

From Eudoxus to Einstein Author C. M. Linton
ISBN-10 1139453793
Release 2004-08-12
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Since man first looked towards the heavens, a great deal of effort has been put into trying to predict and explain the motions of the sun, moon and planets. Developments in man's understanding have been closely linked to progress in the mathematical sciences. Whole new areas of mathematics, such as trigonometry, were developed to aid astronomical calculations, and on numerous occasions throughout history, breakthroughs in astronomy have only been possible because of progress in mathematics. This book describes the theories of planetary motion that have been developed through the ages, beginning with the homocentric spheres of Eudoxus and ending with Einstein's general theory of relativity. It emphasizes the interaction between progress in astronomy and in mathematics, showing how the two have been inextricably linked since Babylonian times. This valuable text is accessible to a wide audience, from amateur astronomers to professional historians of astronomy.



International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature Chiefly in the Fields of Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences

International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature Chiefly in the Fields of Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105122059921
Release 2005
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The Realist a Journal of Scientific Humanism

The Realist  a Journal of Scientific Humanism Author Archibald George Church
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105014753607
Release 1969
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The Book Nobody Read

The Book Nobody Read Author Owen Gingerich
ISBN-10 0802718124
Release 2009-05-26
Pages 256
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After three decades of investigation, and after traveling hundreds of thousands of miles across the globe-from Melbourne to Moscow, Boston to Beijing-Gingerich has written an utterly original book built on his experience and the remarkable insights gleaned from examining some 600 copies of De revolutionibus. He found the books owned and annotated by Galileo, Kepler and many other lesser-known astronomers whom he brings back to life, which illuminate the long, reluctant process of accepting the Sun-centered cosmos and highlight the historic tensions between science and the Catholic Church. He traced the ownership of individual copies through the hands of saints, heretics, scalawags, and bibliomaniacs. He was called as the expert witness in the theft of one copy, witnessed the dramatic auction of another, and proves conclusively that De revolutionibus was as inspirational as it was revolutionary. Part biography of a book, part scientific exploration, part bibliographic detective story, The Book Nobody Read recolors the history of cosmology and offers new appreciation of the enduring power of an extraordinary book and its ideas.



The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers Author Arthur Koestler
ISBN-10 9780141394541
Release 2017-02-23
Pages 624
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Arthur Koestler's extraordinary history of humanity's changing vision of the universe In this masterly synthesis, Arthur Koestler cuts through the sterile distinction between 'sciences' and 'humanities' to bring to life the whole history of cosmology from the Babylonians to Newton. He shows how the tragic split between science and religion arose and how, in particular, the modern world-view replaced the medieval world-view in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. He also provides vivid and judicious pen-portraits of a string of great scientists and makes clear the role that political bias and unconscious prejudice played in their creativity.