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Conversing with the planets : how science and myth invented the cosmos

Author: Anthony F Aveni
Publisher: New York : Times Books, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An award-winning professor takes readers on a guided tour of the stunning celestial discoveries of past cultures. Interweaving the astronomy, mythology, and anthropology of ancient peoples, Aveni shows how to discover the harmony between their beliefs and their study of the sky through naked-eye observations.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony F Aveni
ISBN: 0812919750 9780812919752
OCLC Number: 25283224
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The Process: A Common Ground of Discovery --
Ch. 2. The Images: Planets and Sky --
Ch. 3. Mythology: Naming the Images --
Ch. 4. Astronomy: Following the Images --
Ch. 5. Astrology: Believing in the Images --
Ch. 6. Technology: Harnessing the Images --
Ch. 7. Science: The Image for Its Own Sake.
Responsibility: Anthony Aveni.

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An award-winning professor takes readers on a guided tour of the stunning celestial discoveries of past cultures. Interweaving the astronomy, mythology, and anthropology of ancient peoples, Aveni shows how to discover the harmony between their beliefs and their study of the sky through naked-eye observations.

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