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Ancient Loons : Stories Pingree Told Me

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Ancient Loons : Stories Pingree Told Me
Title
Ancient Loons
Title remainder
Stories Pingree Told Me
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Language
eng
Summary
The book is a collection of short stories, small anecdotes in the life of some historical characters. More concretely, it focuses on the oddities and singularities of some well-known historical figures, not only in science, but also in arts, politics and social sciences. {u2026} the book shows the fascination for ancient history, the treasures hidden in original sources and the importance of exploring unusual connections.-Javier Martinez, The European Mathematical Society, January 2013{u2026} a rambling, illuminating and thoroughly enjoyable bio/autobiographical and historical sketch, setting Pingree's immense erudition in its professional and intellectual context. Besides a string of amusing and intriguing anecdotes plentifully sprinkled with photos and sketches, this small volume supplies a valuable reminder of how complex, surprising and just plain strange the history of the exact sciences can be.-Kim Plofker, MAA Reviews, October 2012
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MiAaPQ
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Ancient Loons : Stories Pingree Told Me
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Ancient Loons : Stories Pingree Told Me
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part I: Setting the Stage: The Academic Milieu -- Wilbour Hall -- Otto Neugebauer -- Abraham J. Sachs -- Gerald J. Toomer -- Enter David Pingree, My Protagonist -- Part II: The Loons and How I Got to Know Them -- Simon Forman -- In Which I Meet Lord Dacre -- Elias Ashmole -- Thomas Allen -- Siva and Parvati -- Pythagoras -- Priscillian -- St. Christopher the Dog-Faced -- St. Cuthbert -- Vergilius Maro Grammaticus -- Fredegund -- The Fabricated Letters of Antony and Cleopatra -- Elegabalus -- A Few Thoughts on Mathematics and Theology -- John Napier -- Katharine Firth -- Abu Ma'ashar and the Hurrians -- Apollonius of Tyana -- Charles-Benôit Hase -- Abu Rayhan al-Biruni -- Ringing Down the Curtain -- Further Reading -- Back Cover
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (140 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781466501218
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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Specific material designation
remote

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