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Publisher Comments:

Every organism on Earth responds to four major cycles: the solar and lunar day, the synodic month and the year. We all dance to these primary rhythms. This book reveals the poetic cosmology that lies within the cycles of the Sun and Moon as seen from the Earth.

Review:

"The fascinating, informative Wooden Books series blends ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. The books are thin, impeccably designed, and will stimulate more thinking and subsequent 'Eureka' moments than a dozen novels laced with narrative innovations and postmodern stylings." Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Synopsis:

In all known cultures, men and women studied the four great unchanging liberal arts — number, music, geometry, and cosmology — and used them to inform the practical and decorative arts, like medicine, pottery, agriculture, and building. The metaphysical fields of the liberal arts were considered universal, placed above even physics and religion. Today, though we are surrounded by them in a culture attracted to native and ancient imagery, we are mostly unaware of their presence.

Last spring, Walker & Company published the first three Wooden Books, a series of concise, accessible introductions to timeless sciences and ancient wisdom. With the publication of the next three, it is perhaps not surprising to find many points of connection between them. Elegantly designed and written, printed on recycled paper, they are invaluable sources of information and inspiration.

About the Author

Author and illustrator Robin Heath is a mathematician and engineer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802713810
Author:
Heath, Robin
Author:
Heath, Robin
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Astronomy - Solar System
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Archaeoastronomy.
Subject:
Archâeoastronomie
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Wooden Books
Series Volume:
107-41
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
6.49 x 6.23 x 0.495 in

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Product details 64 pages MACMILLAN PUBLISHING SERVICES - English 9780802713810 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The fascinating, informative Wooden Books series blends ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. The books are thin, impeccably designed, and will stimulate more thinking and subsequent 'Eureka' moments than a dozen novels laced with narrative innovations and postmodern stylings."
"Synopsis" by , In all known cultures, men and women studied the four great unchanging liberal arts — number, music, geometry, and cosmology — and used them to inform the practical and decorative arts, like medicine, pottery, agriculture, and building. The metaphysical fields of the liberal arts were considered universal, placed above even physics and religion. Today, though we are surrounded by them in a culture attracted to native and ancient imagery, we are mostly unaware of their presence.

Last spring, Walker & Company published the first three Wooden Books, a series of concise, accessible introductions to timeless sciences and ancient wisdom. With the publication of the next three, it is perhaps not surprising to find many points of connection between them. Elegantly designed and written, printed on recycled paper, they are invaluable sources of information and inspiration.

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