The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #29/2008

Astronomy

Bharath Sriraman
The University of Montana


Abstract

This chapter summarizes the origins and development of astronomy in numerous world cultures with a focus on the contributions in the post-Renaissance period.

Keywords: Eminence; History of science; History of mathematics; Polymaths; Visualization

AMS Subject Classification: 97

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Preprint of chapter to appear in B. Kerr (Ed). Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity and Talent. Sage Publications