Astronomy Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Astronomy (Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science, Volume 1)

By Helaine Selin, Sun Xiaochun

Astronomy throughout Cultures: A background of Non-Western Astronomy comprises essays facing the astronomical wisdom and ideology of cultures open air the USA and Europe. as well as articles surveying Islamic, chinese language, local American, Aboriginal Australian, Polynesian, Egyptian and Tibetan astronomy, between others, the e-book contains essays on Sky stories and Why We inform Them and Astronomy and Prehistory, and Astronomy and Astrology. The essays handle the connections among technology and tradition and relate astronomical practices to the cultures which produced them. each one essay is easily illustrated and comprises an large bibliography. as the geographic diversity is worldwide, the e-book fills a spot in either the background of technology and in cultural reports. it may discover a position at the bookshelves of complex undergraduate scholars, graduate scholars, and students, in addition to in libraries serving these teams.

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