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Traité de l‘astrolabe

Nature volume 162, pages 4647 (10 July 1948) | Download Citation



THERE are not a few treatises, old and new, that concern themselves with that ancient and beautiful instrument, the astrolabe ; but few, if any, are of use to the student or collector possessing an astrolabe who wishes to know how old it is, how it is used, and what are the principles that underly its construction. The work under review most admirably fulfils these functions, and its account of the multifarious types of astrolabe is the clearest and most reliable of those known to the reviewer.

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