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    East Asian Archaeoastronomy: Astronomical Observations of China, Japan and Korea (Earth Space Institute Book Series, Volume 5) (Hardback) By (author) Xu Zhentao, By (author) Jiang Yaotiao, By (author) David W. Pankenier


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    DescriptionHistorical astronomical records can play an important role in modern research, especially in the case of ancient Chinese observational data: sunspot and aurora records are important for the study of solar variability; solar and lunar eclipse records for the study of the Earth's rotation; records of Comet Hally for the study of orbital evolution; "guest star" records for the study of supernova remnants; planetary conjunction records for research in astronomical chronology. In the past, Western scientists have not been able to exploit these valuable data fully because the original records were difficult to gather and interpret, and complete English translations have not been available. East-Asian Archaeoastronomy is the first comprehensive translation into English of such historical records for modern research. The book also features an introduction to East Asian astronomy and offers guidance on how to use the records effectively. It will not only be a valuable research tool for astronomers but should also be of great interest to historians of China and Chinese science. Xu; Zhenoao Purple Mountin Observatory,Pankenier; W Department of Modern Foreign Language and Literatur,Yaotiao; Jiang Nanjing University , China,

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    East Asian Archaeoastronomy
    Astronomical Observations of China, Japan and Korea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Xu Zhentao, By (author) Jiang Yaotiao, By (author) David W. Pankenier
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 177 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 934 g
    ISBN 13: 9789056993023
    ISBN 10: 905699302X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BIC subject category V2: PGG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FP
    Abridged Dewey: 520
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 10
    BISAC V2.8: SCI055000
    B&T Approval Code: A52120000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000, MED000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 520.95
    LC classification: GN799.A76 X82 2000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: PH, PG, PGG
    Illustrations note
    7 colour figures, 130 line drawings
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    1. Astronomical Observations in Ancient China 2. Astronomical Observations in Oracle-Bone Inscriptions 3. Solar Elipses 4. Comet Halley 5. Guest Stars 6. Sunspots 7. Aurora Borealis 8. Clusters of Multiple Planets 9. Index of Original Chinese Texts