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The Spirit of Korean Cultural Roots 22: Astronomy (Traditional Korean Science)
Price per Unit (piece): KRW 15,000
USD 11.65
Author: Changbom Park
Publisher: Ewha Womans University Press
Pub. Date: May. 2008
Pages: 180
Cover: Hardcover
Dimensions (in inches): 7.4 x 5.24 x 0.71
ISBN: 9788973007790
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Description Korean science history has mostly focused on the achievements of scientists, frequently interpreted from historical or political viewpoints, rather than the basic scientific value of their research. This book reviews the general stream of astronomical studies in Korea through historical objects, observation records and life stories of individual scientists, as well as the theory of universe, the mythological universe and relevant popular beliefs and customs. Preface 1. Traditional Korean Astronomy Science of the Heavens The Origin of Traditional Korean Astronomy 2. Astronomy of the Three Kingdoms Period Astronomical Charts in Goguryeo Tomb Murals Records of Celestial Phenomena and Astronomical Observatories Conception of the Heavens 3. Astronomy of the Goryeo Dynasty Astronomical Records Astronomical Relics 4. Astronomy of the Joseon Dynasty Overview Astronomical Records Astronomical Charts and Books Astronomical Observatories and Instruments Astronomy System and Calendars Astronomical Design in the Lives of Koreans Bibliography Index

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