GREAT CANOES IN THE SKY : starlore and astronomy of the south pacific. (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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GREAT CANOES IN THE SKY : starlore and astronomy of the south pacific.

Author: STEPHEN ROBERT PAVIOUR-SMITH MARTIN CHADWICK
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified], SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PU, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presenting spectacular photographs of astronomical objects of the southern sky, all taken by author Stephen Chadwick, this book explores what peoples of the South Pacific see when they look up at the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: STEPHEN ROBERT PAVIOUR-SMITH MARTIN CHADWICK
ISBN: 3319794159 9783319794150
OCLC Number: 1048946437
Contents: The Wanderers through the Stars.- The Long Backbone of the Sky.-Two Clouds and a Cross.-The Sky Is an Ocean.-Navigating by the Stars.-The Birds of the Southern Night Sky.-The Heavenly Sisters.-In the Beginning.-Observing the Universe in the Modern Age.-Bibliography.-Index.

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"This book presents an unusual juxtaposition of modern science-based astronomy and the star lore passed on orally through multiple generations of South Pacific and Australian Indigenous peoples. ... Read more...

 
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