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Astronomy and the Dreaming: The Astronomy of the Aboriginal Australians

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Astronomy Across Cultures: A History of Non-Western Astronomy consists of essays dealing with the astronomical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Polynesian, Egyptian and Tibetan astronomy, among others, the book includes essays on Sky Tales and Why We Tell Them and Astronomy and Prehistory, and Astronomy and Astrology. The essays address the connections between science and culture and relate astronomical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both the history of science and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.

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Publication title

Astronomy Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Astronomy

Editors

E Selin

Pagination

53-90

ISBN

978-0-7923-6363-7

Department/School

School of Humanities

Publisher

Springer

Place of publication

Netherlands

Extent

20

Repository Status

  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Understanding Australia’s past

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