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By Zhentao Xu,Yaotiao Jiang,David Pankenier

ISBN-10: 1604975873

ISBN-13: 9781604975871

beforehand, vital learn at the historic documents of comets and meteor showers from China, Japan, and Korea has remained the particular guard of these with services within the proper languages. With a compilation just like the current quantity the authors wish to ameliorate that scenario. utilizing a similar rigorous choice standards and elegance of presentation as within the past 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 very important historic files of East Asian astronomical observations at the moment are obtainable in English. The introductions and appendices offer all of the required details on really expert terminology, recording conventions, and nomenclature the reader might want to utilize the files. as well as being a useful source for pro astronomers, East Asian astronomical files have materially aided the study of students in fields as varied as mythology, medieval iconography, historic chronology, and the oral background of pre-literate societies. The booklet may be of serious curiosity to cultural astronomers, in addition to to these engaged in historic and comparative research.

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