Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region: Proceedings of the ICOA-6 Conference
ISBN/ASIN: 9781441981608,9781441981615 | 2011 | English | pdf | 660/659 pages | 31.5 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York | Author: F. Richard Stephenson (auth.), Wayne Orchiston, Tsuko Nakamura, Richard G. Strom (eds.) | Edition: 1
This book provides readers with the results of recent research from some of the world's leading historians of astronomy on aspects of Arabic, Australian, Chinese, Japanese, and North and South American astronomy and astrophysics. It contains peer-reviewed papers gathered from the International Conferences on Oriental Astronomy 6 (ICO-6) with the chosen theme of "Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region." Of particular note are the sections on Arabic astronomy, Asian applied astronomy and the history of Australian radio astronomy, and the chapter on Peruvian astronomy. This title is a valuable complement for those with research interests in applied historical astronomy; archaeoastronomy; calendars, manuscripts, and star charts; historical instruments and observatories, and the history of radio astronomy.