Patrick Moore's Millennium Yearbook - Moore, Patrick; Chapman, Allan
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In a year that will probably be remembered almost as much for books about the millennium as for the turn of 2000 A.D itself, Patrick Moore's Millennium Yearbook celebrates.....well, the wrong millennium!
This thoroughly entertaining book - which is for everyone, not just astronomers - contains articles on King Alfred's chronological work, reviews of the new Star Catalogue by the Arab Al-Sufi and the latest edition of Ptolemy's Almagast. And foreshadowing the change to metric units by 1000 years, the book uses arabic numbers instead of Roman - but there is a conversion table if you have trouble with the idea of "zero" and prefer the older system.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
In a year that will probably be remembered almost as much for books about the millennium as for the turn of 2000 A.D itself, Patrick Moore's Millennium Yearbook celebrates.....well, the wrong millennium!

This thoroughly entertaining book - which is for everyone, not just astronomers - contains articles on King Alfred's chronological work, reviews of the new Star Catalogue by the Arab Al-Sufi and the latest edition of Ptolemy's Almagast. And foreshadowing the change to metric units by 1000 years, the book uses arabic numbers instead of Roman - but there is a conversion table if you have trouble with the idea of "zero" and prefer the older system.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin
  • 1999.
  • Seitenzahl: 112
  • Erscheinungstermin: 22. Oktober 1999
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 235mm x 155mm x 6mm
  • Gewicht: 266g
  • ISBN-13: 9781852336196
  • ISBN-10: 1852336196
  • Artikelnr.: 08530988
Inhaltsangabe
The Night Sky in 1000.- Marvels in the heavens.- The Astronomical Achievements of the first Millennium (Albert Pendleburiensis).- Astronomical Instruments of the first Millennium (Allanus Salfordiensis).- The Astrolabe (Aelfred Cliftoniensis).- A Letter Relating to the Properties of Light, as Made by Alhazen (Matthew of Irwell).- Book Review: Book of the Constellations of the fixed Stars (Al Sufi).- Obituary: Abul Wafa.- Astronomy of the Next Millennium.