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Astronomy and culture

Author: Edith W Hetherington; Norriss S Hetherington
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press/ABC-CLIO, ©2009.
Series: Greenwood guides to the universe.
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Studies and gives myriad examples of the interrelationships between astronomy and the cultures of civilizations past and present.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hetherington, Edith W.
Astronomy and culture.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press/ABC-CLIO, ©2009
(OCoLC)761482073
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edith W Hetherington; Norriss S Hetherington
ISBN: 9780313345364 0313345368 9780313345371 0313345376
OCLC Number: 243548371
Description: xii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Archaeoastronomy --
Mythology --
Babylonian astronomy and culture --
[Pi] in the sky --
Calendars --
The Copernican revolution --
Extraterrestrial life and science fiction --
Breaking the circle --
The Newtonian revolution --
Astronomy and religion.
Series Title: Greenwood guides to the universe.
Responsibility: Edith W. Hetherington and Norriss S. Hetherington.

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Examines the various ways cultures and the science of astronomy have intersected throughout human history.  Read more...

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"Although slender, this cultural studies guide offers a vibrant outline of astronomy's influence on a variety of societies, from the enigmatic Celtics onward. Independent scholar Edith Hetherington Read more...

 
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