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Astronomy of the ancients

Astronomy of the ancients

edited by Kenneth Brecher and Michael Feirtag.

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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astronomy, Ancient

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    ContributionsBrecher, Kenneth, Feirtag, Michael
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 206 p. ill. ;
    Number of Pages206
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21465015M


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