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Archaeoastronomy : introduction to the science of stars and stones

Author: Giulio Magli
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2016.
Series: Undergraduate lecture notes in physics
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides the first complete, easy to read, up-to-date account of the fascinating discipline of archaeoastronomy, in which the relationship between ancient constructions and the sky is studied in order to gain a better understanding of the ideas of the architects of the past and of their religious and symbolic worlds. The book is divided into three sections, the first of which explores the past relations  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)913767320
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Giulio Magli
ISBN: 9783319228822 331922882X
OCLC Number: 932002641
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Introduction: What is Archaeoastronomy, and why studying it --
Ideas --
Astronomy and people --
Astronomy and power --
Astronomy and afterworld --
Astronomy and architecture --
Astronomy and landscape --
Methods --
The celestial coordinates --
The apparent motion of the Sun --
The apparent motion of the stars --
The apparent motion of the Moon and the planets --
The observation of celestial bodies at the horizon --
The use of astronomical software in aa --
The methods for making measures in aa --
The methods for analyzing measures in aa --
Places --
Stonehenge --
Giza --
Chichen Itza --
The Island of the Sun --
The Campus Martius --
The Valley of the Temples of Agrigento --
Menorca --
Chimney Rock.
Series Title: Undergraduate lecture notes in physics
Responsibility: Giulio Magli.

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