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Ptolemy in perspective use and criticism of his work from antiquity to the nineteenth century /

Ptolemy was the most important physical scientist of the Roman Empire, and for a millennium and a half his writings on astronomy, astrology, and geography were models for imitation, resources for new work, and targets of criticism. This book traces reactions to Ptolemy from his own times to ours.

Main Author: Jones, Alexander.
Other Authors: SpringerLink (Online service), Caltech conference "Ptolemy in Perspective"
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2010]
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 229 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands) ; v. 23.
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