By Alexander Jones,Christine Proust,John M. Steele

This booklet explores features of Otto Neugebauer's occupation, his influence at the background and perform of arithmetic, and the ways that his legacy has been preserved or remodeled in fresh many years, waiting for the instructions during which the learn of the historical past of technological know-how will head within the twenty-first century. Neugebauer, greater than the other pupil of contemporary occasions, formed the best way we understand premodern technology. via his scholarship and effect on scholars and collaborators, he inculcated either an method of ancient examine on old and medieval arithmetic and astronomy via specific mathematical and philological learn of texts, and a imaginative and prescient of those sciences as platforms of information and technique that unfold outward from the traditional close to jap civilizations, crossing cultural obstacles and circulating over an important geographical expanse of the previous international from the Atlantic to India.

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