A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy

  title={A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy},
  author={Otto Neugebauer},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  • O. Neugebauer
  • Published 1975
  • Physics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy

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