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By Zhentao Xu,Yaotiao Jiang,David Pankenier

earlier, vital study at the historic documents of comets and meteor showers from China, Japan, and Korea has remained the specific defend of these with services within the proper languages. With a compilation just like the current quantity the authors wish to ameliorate that state of affairs. utilising a similar rigorous choice standards and elegance of presentation as within the past catalogue, assembled and translated listed here are a few 1,500 extra observations of comets and meteor showers from China, Japan, and Korea spanning approximately 3 millennia. With the book of this quantity, lots of the very important historic documents of East Asian astronomical observations are actually obtainable in English. The introductions and appendices offer the entire required info 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, old chronology, and the oral background of pre-literate societies. The ebook might be of significant curiosity to cultural astronomers, in addition to to these engaged in ancient and comparative research.

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