By E. C. Krupp
"It might be learn by means of a person even remotely attracted to the lengthy saga of the universe's profound and lasting impact on mankind’s development." — New Scientist
"A grand book." — Publishers Weekly
"Dr. Krupp teaches us once again to seem up on the stars and marvel." — Ray Bradbury
The interesting global of archaeoastronomy — the learn of historic peoples' observations of the skies and the effect of what they observed on their cultural evolution — is the focal point of this eminently readable and authoritative survey. writer E. C. Krupp, an astronomer, is the director of the Griffith Observatory in la, California. he's one of many world's maximum specialists on archaeoastronomy, and the writer of diverse books together with Beyond the Blue Horizon (1992) and In seek of historic Astronomies (1978). His interpretations of sky-watching customs from worldwide variety from daily ambitions corresponding to measuring time and calculating planting seasons to philosophical matters about the function of humanity in the greater context of the universe.
Beginning with a proof of ways the sky works and the way humans have relied upon its suggestions for hundreds of years, Dr. Krupp explores historic and prehistoric observatories, from websites in China and Babylonia to Scotland and Peru. He relates sky god mythology from many cultures, discusses astronomy's impression on funerary rites and different vigils and rituals, and profiles sacred areas resembling Stonehenge and the kivas of the yank Southwest. a unprecedented interdisciplinary paintings of research and discovery, this booklet deals a compelling portrait of the traditional stargazers, their ideals, and their customs. 208 illustrations. Bibliography. Index.
"This amazing publication, written by way of one of many maximum specialists on archaeoastronomy is full of worthy information." — Message to Eagle
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