Ancient Astronomy

An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth

5befd48a3898f.jpg Author Clive L.N. Ruggles
Isbn 9781851094776
File size 4.8MB
Year 2005
Pages 518
Language English
File format PDF
Category Astronomy

Book Description:

An authoritative introduction to the fascinating topic of archaeoastronomy―ancient peoples' understanding and use of the skies.

• Over 200 A–Z entries covering broad definitions and concepts, case studies from five continents, themes and issues, objects in the sky as the focus of myth, basic concepts, and influential people

• Vibrant illustrations including the stone circles at Avebury, comets, novae, and meteors

• Simple, jargon-free explanations of basic astronomical concepts

• Over 40 images including the Stonehenge Heelstone at dawn; the Cosmic Axis at the Forbidden City, Beijing; the Temple of the Sun at Teotihuacan; Ahu Huri at Urenga, Easter Island; the Aboriginal stone configuration at Lake Bolac, Victoria, Australia; and more



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