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Author Oresme, Nicole, approximately 1320-1382.
Title De visione stellarum. English & Latin
Nicole Oresme's De visione stellarum (On seeing the stars) : a critical edition of Oresme's treatise on optics and atmospheric refraction / with an introduction, commentary, and English translation by Dan Burton.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.

Author Oresme, Nicole, approximately 1320-1382.
Series Medieval and early modern science ; v. 7
History of science and medicine library. Medieval and early modern science ; v. 7. 1567-8393
Subject Optics -- Early works to 1800.
Refraction, Astronomical -- Early works to 1800.
Science, Medieval -- Early works to 1800.
Alt Name Burton, Dan.
Add Title De visione stellarum (On seeing the stars)
On seeing the stars
Description 1 online resource (xii, 319 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc http://rdaregistry.info/termList/RDAColourContent/1003
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-282) and indexes.
Note Text in English and Latin.
Contents ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Part 1 INTRODUCTION AND COMMENTARY; I. INTRODUCTION; II. NICOLE ORESME'S LIFE AND WORKS; III. THE WRITING OF DE VISIONE STELLARUM: AUTHOR, DATE, TITLES, AND INFLUENCE; IV. OVERVIEW AND COMMENTARY ONORESME'S DE VISIONE STELLARUM; V. MANUSCRIPTS; VI. EDITORIAL PROCEDURES; VII. CITATION LIST OF AUTHORS QUOTED OR ALLUDED TO IN ORESME'S DE VISIONE STELLARUM; Part II NICOLE ORESME'S DE VISIONE STELLARUM Latin Critical Edition with English Translation; Nicole Oresme [De Visione Stellarum] [Liber i]; II. NOTES; Part III BIBLIOGRAPHY AND INDICES; I. BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDICES.
Summary A translation of "On Seeing the Stars", Nicole Oresme's 14th-century treatise on atmospheric refraction, in which Oresme uses optics and infinitesimals to help solve the problem of astronomy, while proposing that light travels along a curve through the atmosphere.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9047410890 (electronic bk.)
9789047410898 (electronic bk.)
9004153705 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9789004153707
9789047410898
ISBN/ISSN 10.1163/ej.9789004153707.i-321
OCLC # 568279413
Additional Format Print version: Oresme, Nicole, approximately 1320-1382. De visione stellarum. English & Latin. Nicole Oresme's De visione stellarum (On seeing the stars). Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007 (DLC) 2006051700


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