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transmission of planetary theories in ancient and mediaeval astronomy the fourth of a series of lectures underthe provisions of the Emmanuel Stern fund. by Otto Neugebauer

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Published by Yeshiva University in New York .
Written in English


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SeriesEmmanuel Stern fund Lectures -- No 4
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Pagination30p.
Number of Pages30
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Open LibraryOL13693194M

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