Astronomy in the Ancient World: Early and Modern Views on Celestial Events

Astronomy in the Ancient World: Early and Modern Views on Celestial Events

by Alexus McLeod

Hardcover(1st ed. 2016)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319235998
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 06/18/2016
Series: Historical & Cultural Astronomy
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alexus McLeod is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University. His academic areas of specialization are ancient Chinese and comparative philosophy, and he also writes on the history of astronomy and intellectual history more broadly. He is the author of Understanding Asian Philosophy: Ethics in the Analects, Zhuangzi, Dhammapada, and Bhagavad Gita (Bloomsbury, 2014), and The Concept of Truth in Chinese Philosophy: A Comparative Approach (Rowman and Littlefield International, forthcoming). He has published a number of academic articles on Chinese, Indian, and Mesoamerican thought. He has been involved in amateur astronomy since youth, and is a member of the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society. He is engaged in public outreach and education in the history and philosophy of astronomy, and has presented on ancient astronomy to large audiences at a number of museums and organizations nationwide.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- The Americas.- Supernovae.- China.- Comets.- India.- Eclipses.- Europe and the West.- Astronomy Today.

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