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Astronomy across cultures : the history of non-Western astronomy

Author: Helaine Selin; Xiaochun Sun
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000.
Series: Science across cultures, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Astronomy Across Cultures: A History of Non-Western Astronomy consists of essays dealing with the astronomical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside the United States and Europe.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helaine Selin; Xiaochun Sun
ISBN: 0792363639 9780792363637
OCLC Number: 44016472
Description: xxiii, 665 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Sky Tales and Why We Tell Them / E.C. Krupp --
Astronomy and Prehistory / Lawrence H. Robbins --
Astronomy and the Dreaming: The Astronomy of the Aboriginal Australian / Roslynn D. Hayes --
Useful and Conceptual Astronomy in Ancient Hawaii / Michael E. Chauvin --
Ancient Astronomical Monuments in Polynesia / William Liller --
A Polynesian Astronomical Perspective: the Maori of New Zealand / Wayne Orchiston --
The Inca: Rulers of the Andes, Children of the Sun / David S.P. Dearborn --
Mesoamerican Astronomy and the Ritual Calendar / Johanna Broda --
Native American Astronomy: Traditions, Symbols, Ceremonies, Calendars, and Ruins / Von Del Chamberlain --
Birth and Development of Indian Astronomy / Subhash Kak. Remarks on the Origin of Indo-Tibetan Astronomy / Yukio Ohashi --
Indo-Malay Astronomy / Bambang Hidayat --
A Cultural History of Astronomy in Japan / Steven L. Renshaw and Saori Ihara --
History of Astronomy in Korea / Park, Seong-Rae --
Crossing the Boundaries Between Heaven and Man: Astronomy in Ancient China / Sun Xiaochun --
Astronomical Practices in Africa South of the Sahara / Leotj Smedegar --
Astronomy in Ancient Egypt / Gregg De Young --
Babylonian Astrology: Its Origin and Legacy in Europe / Nicholas Campion --
Hebrew Astronomy: Deep Soundings from a Rich Tradition / Y. Tzvi Langermann --
Mathematical Astronomy in Islamic Civilization / David A. King --
Islamic Folk Astronomy / Daniel Martin Varisco.
Series Title: Science across cultures, v. 1.
Responsibility: editor Helaine Selin ; advisory editor Sun Xiaochun.

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