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By Olaf Pedersen,Alexander Jones

The Almagest, by means of the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, is crucial surviving treatise on early mathematical astronomy, providing historians worthy 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 remark, Pedersen's paintings has earned the common compliment of historians and serves because the definitive introductory textual content for college students attracted to learning the Almagest.

In this revised version, Alexander Jones, a distinct authority at the background of early astronomy, offers supplementary info and observation to the unique textual content to account for scholarship that has seemed given that 1974. This revision additionally accommodates quite a few corrections to Pedersen's unique textual content which have been pointed out on the grounds that its publication.

This quantity is meant to supply scholars of the historical past of astronomy with a self-contained creation to the Almagest, assisting them to appreciate and relish Ptolemy's nice and classical work.

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