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The Resource Heavenly numbers : astronomy and authority in early imperial China, Christopher Cullen (Needham Research Institute and Darwin College, Cambridge, CRCAO, Paris, Sometime scholar of University College, Oxford, and Research Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge)

Heavenly numbers : astronomy and authority in early imperial China, Christopher Cullen (Needham Research Institute and Darwin College, Cambridge, CRCAO, Paris, Sometime scholar of University College, Oxford, and Research Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge)

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Heavenly numbers : astronomy and authority in early imperial China
Title
Heavenly numbers
Title remainder
astronomy and authority in early imperial China
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Cullen (Needham Research Institute and Darwin College, Cambridge, CRCAO, Paris, Sometime scholar of University College, Oxford, and Research Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge)
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"A history of the development of mathematical astronomy in China, from the late third century BCE, to the early 3rd century CE - a period often referred to as 'early imperial China'. It narrates the changes in ways of understanding the movements of the heavens and the heavenly bodies that took place during those four and a half centuries, and tells the stories of the institutions and individuals involved in those changes. It gives clear explanations of technical practice in observation, instrumentation, and calculation, and the steady accumulation of data over many years - but it centers on the activity of the individual human beings who observed the heavens, recorded what they saw, and made calculations to analyze and eventually make predictions about the motions of the celestial bodies"--
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Cullen, Christopher
Dewey number
520.95109/01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB17
LC item number
.C853 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Astronomy
  • China
  • Astronomy
  • China
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Heavenly numbers : astronomy and authority in early imperial China, Christopher Cullen (Needham Research Institute and Darwin College, Cambridge, CRCAO, Paris, Sometime scholar of University College, Oxford, and Research Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge)
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-413) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1015685674
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 426 pages
Isbn
9780198733119
Lccn
2017943729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1015685674
Label
Heavenly numbers : astronomy and authority in early imperial China, Christopher Cullen (Needham Research Institute and Darwin College, Cambridge, CRCAO, Paris, Sometime scholar of University College, Oxford, and Research Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1015685674
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 426 pages
Isbn
9780198733119
Lccn
2017943729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1015685674

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