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    Geography of Claudius Ptolemy (Paperback) By (author) Claudius Ptolemy, Translated by Edward Luther Stevenson, Introduction by Joseph Fischer

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    DescriptionGeography of Claudius Ptolemy, originally titled Geographia and written in the second century, is a depiction of the geography of the Roman Empire at the time. Though inaccurate due to Ptolemy's varying methods of measurement and use of outdated data, Geography of Claudius Ptolemy is nonetheless an excellent example of ancient geographical study and scientific method. This edition contains more than 40 maps and illustrations, reproduced based on Ptolemy's original manuscript. It remains a fascinating read for students of scientific history and Greek influence. CLAUDIUS PTOLEMY (A.D. 90- A.D. 168) was a poet, mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, and geographer who wrote in Greek, though he was a Roman citizen. He is most well-known for three scientific treatises he wrote on astronomy, astrology, and geography, respectively titled Almagest, Apotelesmatika, and Geographia. His work influenced early Islamic and European studies, which in turn influenced much of the modern world. Ptolemy died in Alexandria as a member of Greek society.


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    Title
    Geography of Claudius Ptolemy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Claudius Ptolemy, Translated by Edward Luther Stevenson, Introduction by Joseph Fischer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 286
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781605204383
    ISBN 10: 1605204382
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC classification: DG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS052000
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    Thema V1.0: NHTP, NHDA
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    COSIMO CLASSICS
    Imprint name
    COSIMO CLASSICS
    Publication date
    30 March 2011