Archaeoastronomy in East Asia: Historical Observational by Zhentao Xu,Yaotiao Jiang,David Pankenier PDF

By Zhentao Xu,Yaotiao Jiang,David Pankenier

earlier, vital study at the old files of comets and meteor showers from China, Japan, and Korea has remained the unique safeguard of these with services within the proper languages. With a compilation just like the current quantity the authors desire to ameliorate that scenario. using a similar rigorous choice standards and magnificence of presentation as within the prior catalogue, assembled and translated listed below are a few 1,500 extra observations of comets and meteor showers from China, Japan, and Korea spanning approximately 3 millennia. With the e-book of this quantity, many of the vital historic files of East Asian astronomical observations at the moment are obtainable in English. The introductions and appendices offer all of the required info on really expert terminology, recording conventions, and nomenclature the reader might want to utilize the documents. as well as being a useful source for pro astronomers, East Asian astronomical files have materially aided the examine of students in fields as various as mythology, medieval iconography, old chronology, and the oral background of pre-literate societies. The publication may be of serious curiosity to cultural astronomers, in addition to to these engaged in old and comparative research.

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