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Riassunto: Whoever wants to understand the genesis of modern Science has to follow three lines of development, all starting in antiquity, which were brought together in the work of ISAAC NEWTON, namely 1. Ancient Mathematics => DESCARTES 2. Ancient Astronomy => COPERNICUS : ~~~~ I=> NEWTON 3. Ancient Mechanics => GALILEO => HUYGENS In Science Awakening I (Dutch edition 1950, first Eng1ish edition 1954, second 1961, first German edition 1956, second 1965) I have followed the first 1ine, giving an outline of the development of Mathematics in Egypt, Babylonia, and Greece. Volume II, dealing with Egyptian and Baby1onian Astronomy first appeared in German under the title 'Die Anfänge der Astronomie' (Noordhoff, Groningen 1965 and Birkhäu ser, Basel 1968). The volume was written in collaboration with PETER HUBER (Swiss Federal School of Technology, Zürich). HUBER has written considerable parts of Chap ters 3 and 4, in particular all transcriptions of cuneiform texts in these chapters. I also had much help from ERNST WEIDNER (Graz), MARTIN VERMASEREN (Amsterdam), JOSEF JANSEN (Leiden) and MANU LEUMANN (Zürich).
Titolo: Science Awakening II: The Birth of Astronomy
Casa editrice: Oxford University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1974
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Leyden: Noordhoff International Publishing/ New York: Oxford University Press, 1974., 1974. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First Edition in English, a translation and complete revision of Die Anfänge der Astronomie (1968). xiv, 347 pp; illus. Original linen. An ex-library copy with the usual markings, else Very Good+, without dust jacket. Noordhoff was later absorbed by Springer, which has kept the book in print using the same ISBN (9001931030); new price US$299.00. [a.c.]. Codice libro della libreria 21824a
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 1974. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VG. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG. 1st Edition. Sm4to from 9¾ up to 11" tall. First Publisher. Fine condition, in a Very Good+ protected DJ. Cover is bright and clean. Titles on spine are fresh and complete. Inside covers are clean with no inscriptions, signatures, labels or bookplate. Binding is solid without splits. Interior is clean, crisp, bright, square, and without notations, underlining, highlighting, or other marks. Odor-free. NOT X-Lib. NO remainder marks. Errata slip laid in. All my books have multiple photos. Sometimes it takes 24-48 hours for them to appear with listing. Check back. Email for list of Bibliographies sited, more photos of the book or further condition details. Illus: B/W Diagrams. Plates: B/W. Footnotes. Sources in Footnotes. Index: Abbreviation, Foreign Words, Name, Subject. From the preface: "In this book we shall study the history of Egyptian and Babylonian astronomy in connection with stellar religion and astrology. In this way we shall avoid taking astronomy out of the historical and cultural context to which it belongs." Why not Greek astronomy? Van Der Waerden also states: ". the principle motive of the Greeks in developing their scientific astronomy was not the astrological application, but rather a specific interest in astronomy itself." [Therefore Greece, since you are above such mundane studies as astrology, you are excused from the following proceedings!]. I remember reading in some Asimov book his tirade on the goodness and purity of Greece. He even said something like: "Greece developed no interest in anything occult". My God, are we in the same universe? How many books do they want to see on Greek horoscopes, witchcraft, magic and mystery religions? Unbelievable fantasy! All MY tirade aside, this is a very rare and excellent follow-up to the author's Science Awakening I. Well worth owning. Codice libro della libreria 211