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Author Cullen, Christopher,
Title Heavenly numbers : astronomy and authority in early imperial China / Christopher Cullen.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition First edition.

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Subject Astronomy -- China -- History.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Edition First edition.
Note This edition previously issued in print: 2017.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 centres on the activity of the individual human beings who observed the heavens, recorded what they saw, and made calculations to analyse and eventually make predictions about the motions of the celestial bodies.
Audience Specialized.
Note Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on December 6, 2017).
ISBN 9780191797705 (ebook)
0191797707
OCLC # 1032362911
Additional Format Print version : 9780198733119