The Resource Astronomy Across Cultures : The History of Non-Western Astronomy, edited by Helaine Selin, (electronic resource)

Astronomy Across Cultures : The History of Non-Western Astronomy, edited by Helaine Selin, (electronic resource)

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Astronomy Across Cultures : The History of Non-Western Astronomy
Title
Astronomy Across Cultures
Title remainder
The History of Non-Western Astronomy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Helaine Selin
Contributor
Editor
Editor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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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Dewey number
520
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Language note
English
LC call number
QB4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Selin, Helaine.
Series statement
Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science,
Series volume
1
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  • History
  • Culture-Study and teaching
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
  • History, general
  • History of Mathematical Sciences
  • Regional and Cultural Studies
Label
Astronomy Across Cultures : The History of Non-Western Astronomy, edited by Helaine Selin, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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not applicable
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text
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txt
Contents
Sky Tales and Why We Tell Them -- Astronomy and Prehistory -- Astronomy and the Dreaming: The Astronomy of the Aboriginal Australians -- Useful and Conceptual Astronomy in Ancient Hawaii -- Ancient Astronomical Monuments in Polynesia -- A Polynesian Astronomical Perspective: the Maori of New Zealand -- The Inca: Rulers of the Andes, Children of the Sun -- Mesoamerican Astronomy and the Ritual Calendar -- Native American Astronomy: Traditions, Symbols, Ceremonies, Calendars, and Ruins -- Birth and Development of Indian Astronomy -- Remarks on the Origin of Indo-Tibetan Astronomy -- Indo-Malay Astronomy -- A Cultural History of Astronomy in Japan -- History of Astronomy in Korea -- Crossing the Boundaries Between Heaven and Man: Astronomy in Ancient China -- Astronomical Practices in Africa South of the Sahara -- Astronomy in Ancient Egypt -- Babylonian Astrology: Its Origin and Legacy in Europe -- Hebrew Astronomy: Deep Soundings from a Rich Tradition -- Mathematical Astronomy in Islamic Civilization -- Islamic Folk Astronomy.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2000.
Extent
1 online resource (XXIII, 665 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401141796
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
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c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-011-4179-6
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absent
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remote
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Label
Astronomy Across Cultures : The History of Non-Western Astronomy, edited by Helaine Selin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Sky Tales and Why We Tell Them -- Astronomy and Prehistory -- Astronomy and the Dreaming: The Astronomy of the Aboriginal Australians -- Useful and Conceptual Astronomy in Ancient Hawaii -- Ancient Astronomical Monuments in Polynesia -- A Polynesian Astronomical Perspective: the Maori of New Zealand -- The Inca: Rulers of the Andes, Children of the Sun -- Mesoamerican Astronomy and the Ritual Calendar -- Native American Astronomy: Traditions, Symbols, Ceremonies, Calendars, and Ruins -- Birth and Development of Indian Astronomy -- Remarks on the Origin of Indo-Tibetan Astronomy -- Indo-Malay Astronomy -- A Cultural History of Astronomy in Japan -- History of Astronomy in Korea -- Crossing the Boundaries Between Heaven and Man: Astronomy in Ancient China -- Astronomical Practices in Africa South of the Sahara -- Astronomy in Ancient Egypt -- Babylonian Astrology: Its Origin and Legacy in Europe -- Hebrew Astronomy: Deep Soundings from a Rich Tradition -- Mathematical Astronomy in Islamic Civilization -- Islamic Folk Astronomy.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2000.
Extent
1 online resource (XXIII, 665 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401141796
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-011-4179-6
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3400000000122998
  • (SSID)ssj0001274710
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11728662
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001274710
  • (PQKBWorkID)11326265
  • (PQKB)11478021
  • (DE-He213)978-94-011-4179-6
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3566730
  • (EXLCZ)993400000000122998

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