Chasing shadows : (Record no. 142717)

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005 - DATE AND TIME OF LATEST TRANSACTION
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008 - FIXED-LENGTH DATA ELEMENTS--GENERAL INFORMATION
fixed length control field 110322s2011 mdua b 001 0 eng d
009 - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION FIXED-FIELD FOR ARCHIVAL COLLECTION (VM) [OBSOLETE]
fixed length control field u1002198
010 ## - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER
LC control number 2009943460
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780801896910
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 0801896916
035 ## - SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBER
System control number (UK-LoICS)u1002198-44imp_inst
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System control number (OCoLC)ocn710898756
035 ## - SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBER
System control number (OCoLC)710898756
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050 14 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBER
Classification number QB175
Item number .M657 2011
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Montelle, Clemency.
245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Chasing shadows :
Remainder of title mathematics, astronomy, and the early history of eclipse reckoning /
Statement of responsibility, etc. Clemency Montelle.
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc. Baltimore, Md. :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Johns Hopkins University Press,
Date of publication, distribution, etc. c2011.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent xii, 408 p. :
Other physical details ill. ;
Dimensions 24 cm.
490 1# - SERIES STATEMENT
Series statement Johns Hopkins studies in the history of mathematics
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-391) and index.
505 0# - FORMATTED CONTENTS NOTE
Formatted contents note Heavenly hide and seek: an introduction to eclipse reckoning in early times -- The rudiments of alignment: Basic eclipse theory -- An accountancy of appearances: Mesopotamian eclipse reckoning -- Beyond the appearances: Greek eclipse reckoning -- Recipient and remodeler: Indian eclipse reckoning -- A science of configuration: Arabic eclipse reckoning.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. Lunar and solar eclipses have al- ways fascinated human beings. Digging deep into history, Clemency Montelle examines the ways in which theoretical understanding of eclipses originated and how ancient and medieval cultures shared, developed, and preserved their knowledge of these awe-inspiring events. --
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. Eclipses were the celestial phenomena most challenging to understand in the ancient world. Montelle draws on original research ùmuch of it derived from reading primary source material written in Akkadian and Sanskrit, as well as ancient Greek, Latin, and Arabicùto explore how observers in Babylon, the Islamic Near East, Greece, and India developed new astronomical and mathematical techniques to predict and describe the features of eclipses. She identifies the profound scientific discoveries of these four cultures and discusses how the societies exchanged information about eclipses. In constructing this history, Montelle establishes a clear pattern of the transmission of scientific ideas from one culture to another in the ancient and medieval world. --
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. Chasing Shadows is an invitingly written and highly informative exploration of the early history of astronomy. --Book Jacket.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Eclipses
General subdivision History.
830 #0 - SERIES ADDED ENTRY--UNIFORM TITLE
Uniform title Johns Hopkins studies in the history of mathematics.
999 ## - SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBERS (KOHA)
Koha biblionumber 142717
Koha biblioitemnumber 142717
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        Science & Technology Studies Collection Science Museum London Science Museum London Dana Research Centre Library: Books 2015-09-17 1 5 521.8:93 MONTELLE 2402556850 2017-10-26 2016-08-10 Book