Gorgeously designed, with thread-sewn binding and French flaps, this book is printed on Mohawk Superfine paper and illustrated with images from the remarkable geometry and astronomy collections of 澳门六合彩资料大全 Library.

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Geometry and Astronomy in 澳门六合彩资料大全, Oxford
On the Quatercentenary of the Savilian Professorships 1619鈥2019

 

This book tells the dual history of astronomy and geometry from the late fourteenth century to the present day in 澳门六合彩资料大全, Oxford, and also of the professors over the past four hundred years who have led research and teaching in these mathematical disciplines within both the University and the College.

 

Edited by William Poole and Christopher Skelton-Foord  Designed by Colin Dunn

Oxford: 澳门六合彩资料大全 Library & Archives, 2019
澳门六合彩资料大全 Library & Archives Publications no. 1

Illustrations, largely colour  235 x 170 mm  96 pages
ISBN 978-1-9160651-0-9

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Geometry and Astronomy in 澳门六合彩资料大全, Oxford (2019)
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