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In the second millennium b.c., Babylonian scribes assembled a vast collection of astrological omens, believed to be signs from the gods concerning the kingdom's political, military, and agricultural fortunes. The importance of these omens was such that from the eighth or seventh until the first century, the scribes observed the heavens nightly and recorded the dates and locations of ominous phenomena of the moon and planets in relation to stars and constellations. The observations were arranged in monthly reports along with notable events and prices of agricultural commodities, the object being to find correlations between phenomena in the heavens and conditions on earth. These collections of omens and observations form the first empirical science of antiquity and were the basis of the first mathematical science, astronomy. For it was discovered that planetary phenomena, although irregular and sometimes concealed by bad weather, recur in limited periods within cycles in which they are repeated on nearly the same dates and in nearly the same locations.
N. M. Swerdlow's book is a study of the collection and observation of ominous celestial phenomena and of how intervals of time, locations by zodiacal sign, and cycles in which the phenomena recur were used to reduce them to purely arithmetical computation, thereby surmounting the greatest obstacle to observation, bad weather. The work marks a striking advance in our understanding of both the origin of scientific astronomy and the astrological divination through which the kingdoms of ancient Mesopotamia were governed.
Originally published in 1998.
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L'autore: N. M. Swerdlow is Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The University of Chicago. He is the coauthor, with O. Neugebauer, of Mathematical Astronomy in Copernicus's De Revolutionibus.
Titolo: The Babylonian Theory of the Planets (...
Casa editrice: Princeton University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1998. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP32026985
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text unmarked. Boards and jacket lightly bumped at corners and spine ends. Slight musty smell. Quantity Available: 1. ISBN: 0691011966. ISBN/EAN: 9780691011967. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 152434. Codice libro della libreria 152434
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1998. VG/VG Very good hardcover,clean,tight,slight wear to dust jacket, abrasion to edges. Codice libro della libreria 73654
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. xv, 246 p. : ill. This is a very satisfactory copy. Its binding is fresh, with just the slightest wear to the lower fore-corner of the top board. Internally, the book is as new. The dust wrapper is very mildly curled at the top edge of the front panel but is otherwise as new. 540 grams. Codice libro della libreria 003480
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0691011966. no dustjacket, clean bright copy. Codice libro della libreria 108658
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0691011966
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 1998. Condizione libro: Very Good. xv + 246 pp. Princeton Legacy Library. Dust jacket. Rubber-stamped on front free endpaper. book. Codice libro della libreria 31784
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, Bx-144, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo. Princeton University Press. 1998. 264 pgs. DJ in VG shape with light shelf-wear present to the DJ. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. Bx-144; 9.50 X 6.36 X 0.87 inches; 264 pages. Codice libro della libreria 40570
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97806910119673.0
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-039-66-2281602