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The Power of Stars.

Author: Bryan E Penprase
Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Completely revised and updated, this new edition provides a readable, beautifully illustrated journey through world cultures and the vibrant array of sky mythology, creation stories, models of the universe, temples and skyscrapers that each culture has created to celebrate and respond to the power of the night sky. Sections on the archaeoastronomy of South Asia and South East Asia have been expanded, with original  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Observations
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Penprase, Bryan E.
Power of Stars.
Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan E Penprase
ISBN: 9783319525976 3319525972
OCLC Number: 987092208
Notes: Pythagoras.
Description: 1 online resource (353 pages)
Contents: Foreword to the Second Edition ; Contents; Chapter 1: Our Experience of the Sky and Star Knowledge; The Human Experience of the Sky; Beginnings; Moon; Mercury ; Venus ; Sun ; Sun Lore; Mars; Jupiter; Saturn; The Stars; References; Chapter 2: A World of Constellations in the Night Sky; A Tour of Constellations North and South; Arctic Skies and the Northern Circumpolar Stars; Ursa Major or "The Big Dipper"; Northern Circumpolar Sky from Around the World; European Circumpolar Constellations; European Constellation Lore and Stars; Ursa Major and Ursa Minor; Draco: The Dragon. Cassiopeia: The Seated Queen Cepheus: The King of Ethiopia; Camelopardalis: The Giraffe; The Circumpolar Sky from Ancient China; Chinese Constellation Lore and Stars; Star Maps for World Constellations: Northern Hemisphere; Northern Constellations from Around the World; Chinese Constellations and Asterisms; Northern Circumpolar Sky from Around the World; The Arctic Inuit Sky; Inuit Constellation Lore and Stars; The Equatorial Sky; The Equatorial Sky from Around the World; Equatorial Constellations from the European Tradition; European Equatorial Constellation Lore and Stars. The Autumn Stars of the Zodiac and Equator The Autumn Constellations; Perseus: The Hero; Pegasus: The Flying Horse; Aries: The Ram; Aquarius: The Water Bearer; Pisces: The Fishes; The Winter Constellations; Orion: The Hunter; Taurus: The Bull; Gemini: The Twins; Canis Minoris and Majoris: The Hunting Dogs; The Spring and Summer Constellations; Leo: The Lion; Aquila: The Eagle; Cygnus: The Swan; Lyra: The Lyre; Ophiucus: The Healer; Hercules: The Hero; Sagittarius: The Archer; Scorpius: The Scorpion; Virgo: The Virgin; The Equatorial Sky from Around the World. The Hawaiian and Polynesian Sky Hawaiian and Polynesian Constellation Lore and Stars; Equatorial Sky from Around the World; The Navajo Sky; Navajo Constellation Lore and Stars; The Chumash Sky; Chumash Constellation Lore and Stars; The Southern Sky; The Southern Sky from Around the World; Star Maps for World Constellations: Southern Hemisphere; The Aboriginal Australian Sky; Aboriginal Australian Constellation Lore and Stars; The Incan Andean Sky; Inca/Quechua Constellation Lore and Stars; References; Chapter 3: Creation Stories from Around the World; European Creation Stories. Mythic Greek Creation and Cosmology Norse Creation and Cosmology; Celtic Stories; Egyptian Creation Stories; Hindu Creation Stories; Mesopotamian Creation Stories; Australian Creation Stories; Creation Stories from the Americas; Mayan Creation; Aztec Creation; Hopi and Pueblo Creation; Chumash Creation; Inuit Creation; Further Native American Creation Tales; References; Chapter 4: World Systems: Models of the Universe Throughout Time; Cosmology of the Egyptians; Babylonian Cosmology; Greek Cosmology; Thales and the Milesian School; Heraclitus; Xenophanes; Empedocles.

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