The Power of Stars: How Celestial Observations Have Shaped Civilization

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Название: The Power of Stars: How Celestial Observations Have Shaped Civilization

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Издательство: springer

Год: 2010

Страниц 348

ISBN: 1441968024

Формат: PDF

Размер: 22 MB

Язык Английский

What are some of the connections that bind us to the stars? How have these connections been established? And how have people all around the world and throughout time reacted to the night sky, the sun and moon, in their poetry, mythology, rituals, and temples? This book explores the influence of the sky on both ancient and modern civilization, by pring a clear overview of the many ways in which humans have used the stars as an ordering principle in their cultures, and which today still inspire us intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. The book explores constellation lore from around the world, celestial alignments of monuments and temples, both from ancient and modern civilizations, and the role the sky has played in the cultures of the Greek, Egyptian, Babylonian, Native American,

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