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By Olaf Pedersen,Alexander Jones

The Almagest, via the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, is an important surviving treatise on early mathematical astronomy, delivering historians beneficial perception into the astronomy and arithmetic of the traditional world.

Pedersen's 1974 e-book, A Survey of the Almagest, is the newest in an extended culture of partners to the Almagest. half paraphrase and half statement, Pedersen's paintings has earned the common compliment of historians and serves because the definitive introductory textual content for college students drawn to learning the Almagest.

In this revised variation, Alexander Jones, a exotic authority at the background of early astronomy, presents supplementary details and remark to the unique textual content to account for scholarship that has seemed because 1974. This revision additionally contains a variety of corrections to Pedersen's unique textual content which have been pointed out for the reason that its publication.

This quantity is meant to supply scholars of the heritage of astronomy with a self-contained advent to the Almagest, assisting them to appreciate and get pleasure from Ptolemy's nice and classical work.

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