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Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region: Proceedings of the ICOA-6 Conference (Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings)

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  • ISBN-13: 9781441981608
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Release Date: Aug 31, 2011
  • Edition: 2011
  • Pages: 660 pages
  • Dimensions: 1.5 x 9.2 x 6.1 inches


With just 400 pages, this title provides readers with the results of recent research from some of the world's leading historians of astronomy on aspects of Arabic, Australian, Chinese, Japanese, and North and South American astronomy and astrophysics. Of particular note are the sections on Arabic astronomy, Asian applied astronomy and the history of Australian radio astronomy, and the chapter on Peruvian astronomy. This title is of particular appeal to those with research interests in applied historical astronomy; archaeoastronomy; calendars, manuscripts, and star charts; historical instruments and observatories, and the history of radio astronomy.

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