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A History of Japanese Astronomy

Chinese Background and Western Impact

A History of Japanese Astronomy( )
Author: Nakayama, Shigeru
Series title:Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University, Asia Center
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $65.00
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This first comprehensive history in a Western language of the development of Japanese astronomy has interest beyond its immediate subject area, for astronomy has often been the focus of the transmission of a wide range of scientific ideas from one culture to another. Mr. Nakayama explains the historical background, with particular emphasis on the accessibility of foreign ideas at different times. The author thoroughly examines the superimposition of Western cosmology on the radically...
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Detailed Subjects: Science / Astronomy

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