An Historical Survey of the Astronomy of the Ancients

An Historical Survey of the Astronomy of the Ancients

Thc large ball dcnoted the sun , the ball next in size represcnted the moon , and the small balls signified the stars . ... The octaëteric cycle would , if the intercalations were properly made , have produced a calendar sufficiently ...

Author: George Cornewall Lewis

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783375031404

Category: Fiction

Page: 540

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1862.
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Latin America 2020 2022

Latin America 2020 2022

As pioneers in the use of mathematics and astronomy, the Mayas refined an advanced calendar as early as the 4th ... of unnumbered small states each with its own fortification and the fascination of the people with constant warfare.

Author: William H Beezley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475856446

Category:

Page: 466

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Latin America 2020-2022 provides students with vital information on Latin America through a thorough and expert overview of political and economic histories, current events, and emerging trends.
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A General History of Horology

A General History of Horology

At daybreak or sunset, the vase was filled with water, which flowed out slowly though a small orifice worked in the base. The time was read on the inner wall using the month scale appropriate for the time of the year.

Author: Anthony Turner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192609366

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 738

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A General History of Horology describes instruments used for the finding and measurement of time from Antiquity to the 21st century. In geographical scope it ranges from East Asia to the Americas. The instruments described are set in their technical and social contexts, and there is also discussion of the literature, the historiography and the collecting of the subject. The book features the use of case studies to represent larger topics that cannot be completely covered in a single book. The international body of authors have endeavoured to offer a fully world-wide survey accessible to students, historians, collectors, and the general reader, based on a firm understanding of the technical basis of the subject. At the same time as the work offers a synthesis of current knowledge of the subject, it also incorporates the results of some fundamental, new and original research.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Knowing Manchuria

Knowing Manchuria

Born in Pittem, a small town fifteen miles south of Bruges, Verbiest arrived in China in 1654 during the early years of the Manchu dynasty and served as an astronomer and mathematician to the court of Kangxi's father, ...

Author: Ruth Rogaski

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226809656

Category: History

Page: 477

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"Knowing Manchuria places the creation of knowledge about nature at the center of our understanding of one of the world's most contested borderlands. At the intersection of China, Russia, Korea, and Mongolia, Manchuria is known as a site of war and environmental extremes, where projects of political control intersected with projects designed to make sense of Manchuria's multiple environments. Covering over 500,000 square miles (comparable in size to all the land east of the Mississippi) Manchuria's landscapes included temperate rain forests, deserts, prairies, cultivated plains, wetlands, and Siberian taiga. Ruth Rogaski reveals how paleontologists and indigenous shamans, and many others, made sense of the Manchurian frontier. She uncovers how natural knowledge and thus "the nature of Manchuria" itself changed over time, from a sacred "land where the dragon arose" to a global epicenter of contagious disease; from a tragic "wasteland" to an abundant granary that nurtured the hope of a nation"--
Categories: History

International Congress Calendar

International Congress Calendar

PO Box 534 , Wall Street Station , New York NY 10268 , USA . ... University of Ghent , Dept Small Animal Medicine , Salisburylaan 133 , B - 9820 Merelbeke , Belgium . ... 1999 / - 1 - Round Table International ( EE2022 ) . Meeting .

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ISBN: UOM:39015066395131

Category: Congresses and conventions

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Rudyard Kipling Collected Works

Rudyard Kipling  Collected Works

insight into astronomy, and, by what remains above ground now, we can tell that whatsoever his eyes desired, ... but he did his best to check infanticide, he reformed the Mahometan calendar; he piled up a superb library and he made ...

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547007678

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 180

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"The Jungle Book" is a collection of stories and fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned "man cub" Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other four stories are probably Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Toomai of the Elephants. "The Second Jungle Book" is a sequel which features five stories about Mowgli and three unrelated stories, all but one set in India, most of which Kipling wrote while living in Vermont. "The Man Who Would Be King" is a novella about two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. The story was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the first White Rajah of Sarawak in Borneo. "Kim" is and adventure novel about the orphaned son of an Irish soldier and a poor Irish mother who have both died in poverty. Living a vagabond existence in India under British rule in the late 19th century, Kim earns his living by begging and running small errands on the streets of Lahore. "The Just So Stories" are a highly fantasized origin stories, especially for differences among animals, they are among Kipling's best known works. "The Light That Failed" "Captain Courageous" "Plain Tales from the Hills" Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Complete Works

The Complete Works

insight into astronomy, and, by what remains above ground now, we can tell that whatsoever his eyes desired, ... best to check infanticide, he reformed the Mahometan calendar; he piled up a superb library and he made Jeypore a marvel.

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547004998

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 7500

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This unique and meticulously edited collection of Rudyard Kipling's greatest works includes:_x000D_ Novels:_x000D_ The Light That Failed_x000D_ Captain Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks_x000D_ Kim_x000D_ The Naulahka: A Story of West and East_x000D_ Stalky and Co._x000D_ Short Story Collections:_x000D_ The City of Dreadful Night_x000D_ Plain Tales from the Hills_x000D_ Soldier's Three (The Story of the Gadsbys)_x000D_ Soldier's Three - Part II_x000D_ The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories_x000D_ Under the Deodars_x000D_ Wee Willie Winkie_x000D_ Life's Handicap_x000D_ Many Inventions_x000D_ The Jungle Book_x000D_ The Second Jungle Book_x000D_ The Day's Work_x000D_ Just So Stories_x000D_ Traffics and Discoveries_x000D_ Puck of Pook's Hill_x000D_ Actions and Reactions_x000D_ Abaft the Funnel_x000D_ Rewards and Fairies_x000D_ The Eyes of Asia_x000D_ A Diversity of Creatures_x000D_ Land and Sea Tales_x000D_ Debits and Credits_x000D_ Thy Servant a Dog_x000D_ Limits and Renewals _x000D_ Poetry Collections:_x000D_ Departmental Ditties_x000D_ Ballads and Barrack-Room Ballads_x000D_ The Seven Seas_x000D_ An Almanac of Twelve Sports_x000D_ The Five Nations_x000D_ Songs from Books_x000D_ The Years Between_x000D_ Military Collections:_x000D_ A Fleet in Being_x000D_ France at War_x000D_ The New Army in Training_x000D_ Sea Warfare_x000D_ The War in the Mountains_x000D_ The Graves of the Fallen_x000D_ The Irish Guards in the Great War I & II_x000D_ Travel Collections:_x000D_ American Notes_x000D_ From Sea to Sea_x000D_ Letters of Travel: 1892 - 1913_x000D_ Souvenirs of France_x000D_ Brazilian Sketches: 1927_x000D_ How Shakespeare Came to Write the 'Tempest'_x000D_ Autobiographies:_x000D_ A Book of Words_x000D_ Something of Myself_x000D_ Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Religion Classical Warfare The Roman Empire

Religion   Classical Warfare  The Roman Empire

There are, in fact, sections of the Roman frontier (for example, Upper Germania and Hadrian's Wall) where temple compounds form an integral ... Soldiers did not play a prominent role in constituting the small Mithraic 'congregations'.

Author: Matthew Dillon

Publisher: Pen and Sword Military

ISBN: 9781473889491

Category: History

Page: 336

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Religion was integral to the conduct of war in the ancient world and the Romans were certainly no exception. No campaign was undertaken, no battle risked, without first making sacrifice to propitiate the appropriate gods (such as Mars, god of War) or consulting oracles and omens to divine their plans. Yet the link between war and religion is an area that has been regularly overlooked by modern scholars examining the conflicts of these times. This volume addresses that omission by drawing together the work of experts from across the globe. The chapters have been carefully structured by the editors so that this wide array of scholarship combines to give a coherent, comprehensive study of the role of religion in the wars of the Roman Empire. Aspects considered in depth include: the Imperial cults and legionary loyalty; the army and religious/regional disputes; Trajan and religion; Constantine and Christianity; omens and portents; funerary cults and practices; the cult of Mithras; the Imperial sacramentum; religion & Imperial military medicine.
Categories: History

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author: Walter Yust

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435027967702

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries