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Stairways To the Stars : Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures (97 Edition)

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"Tony Aveni has written a marvelous book about how the celestial rhythms influenced the cultures of the past. . . . It makes fascinating reading for any layperson."—Science Books and Films

"Clearly, if we can know more about these people, their religion, their culture, their hopes and dreams, according to Dr. Aveni, it will make our understanding of their astronomy more meaningful."—Planetarian

"A thoughtful analysis . . . highly recommended."—Library Journal

What was the meaning of Stonehenge? What was the Mayan Code? Why was the elaborate Incan city of Cuzco built? Groundbreaking archaeoastronomer Anthony Aveni offers a host of startling new insights and conclusions in this acclaimed study of three of life's most mesmerizing mysteries.

About the Author

ANTHONY AVENI is the Russell B. Colgate Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology at Colgate University. He is the author of Empires of Time, Conversing with the Planets, and Behind the Crystal Ball.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Different Sort of Cosmos.

The Naked Sky.

Standing Stones and Stars: Megalithic Astronomy and the People of Ancient Great Britain.

Power from the Sky: Ancient Maya Astronomy and the Cult of Venus.

City and Cosmos Astronomy and the Inca Empire.

The West Vs.

the Rest?

Appendices.

Notes.

Illustration Credits.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471329763
Author:
Aveni, Anthony
Author:
Aveni
Author:
Aveni, Anthony F.
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Subject:
History
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy, ancient
Subject:
Staircases
Subject:
Archaeoastronomy.
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Astronomy | Astrophysics
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19990222
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.24x6.18x.53 in. .78 lbs.

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