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By E. C. Krupp (auth.), Helaine Selin, Sun Xiaochun (eds.)

Astronomy throughout Cultures: A historical past of Non-Western Astronomy includes essays facing the astronomical wisdom and ideology of cultures open air the U.S. and Europe. as well as articles surveying Islamic, chinese language, local American, Aboriginal Australian, Polynesian, Egyptian and Tibetan astronomy, between others, the publication contains essays on Sky stories and Why We inform Them and Astronomy and Prehistory, and Astronomy and Astrology. The essays tackle the connections among technology and tradition and relate astronomical practices to the cultures which produced them. every one essay is easily illustrated and includes an intensive bibliography. as the geographic diversity is worldwide, the publication fills a niche in either the heritage of technology and in cultural reports. it's going to discover a position at the bookshelves of complex undergraduate scholars, graduate scholars, and students, in addition to in libraries serving these groups.

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