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Author Penprase, Bryan E

Title The power of stars : how celestial observations have shaped civilization / Bryan E. Penprase

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Springer Verlag, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  GN799.A8 P4677 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  GN799.A8 P4677 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 347 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits ; 26 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-315) and indexes
Contents Our experience of the sky and star knowledge -- A world of constellations in the night sky -- Creation stories from around the world -- World systems : models of the universe throughout time -- Stars that bind : civilization, calendars, and the sky -- Modern timekeeping and the development of the science of time -- Celestial architecture : monuments of the sky -- The archaeoastronomy of modern civilization -- The development of modern cosmology
LC subject Archaeoastronomy
Astronomy -- History
ISBN 9781441968029
9781441968036 (e-ISBN)
1441968032 (e-ISBN)