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  • Ancient Astronomical Observations and the Study of the Moon’s Motion (1691-1757)by John M. Steele

    Springer 2012; US$ 149.00

    The discovery of a gradual acceleration in the moon's mean motion by Edmond Halley in the last decade of the seventeenth century led to a revival of interest in reports of astronomical observations from antiquity. These observations provided the only means to study the moon's 'secular acceleration', as this newly-discovered acceleration... more...

  • One Million Things: Spaceby Carole Stott

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 18.99

    A photographic feast serves up imagery and information about all things cosmic: from planets, moons, and comets, to black holes, nebulae, distant solar systems, and more. Following on the incredible success of the One Million Things series, this spectacular book features dynamic photographs that beautifully showcase the stars, moons, asteroids,... more...

  • Twenty-Five Astronomical Observations That Changed the Worldby Michael Marett-Crosby

    Springer 2013; US$ 34.99

    Twenty-Five Astronomical Observations That Changed the World' takes twenty-five journeys through space, back in time and into human history. We begin with the simplest sight of the Tycho Crater on the Moon, through a repeat of Galileo's observations of Jupiter's moons, and then move out towards the nebulae, stars, and galaxies. The astronomical... more...

  • Exploring Ancient Skiesby David H. Kelley; Eugene F. Milone

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2005; US$ 299.00

    Exploring Ancient Skies' uses modern science to examine ancient astronomy throughout the World: the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, the Far East, and the New World, particularly Mesoamerica. Throughout, the discussion emphasizes the main purposes of ancient astronomy, many of which it shares with modern astronomy. more...

  • Ancient Astronomyby Clive Ruggles

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    Long before astronomy was a science, humans used the stars to mark time, navigate, organize planting and dramatize myths. This encyclopaedia draws on archaeological evidence and oral traditions to reveal how prehistoric humans perceived the skies and celestial phenomena. more...

  • Mysteries and Discoveries of Archaeoastronomyby Giulio Magli

    Springer 2009; US$ 27.50

    Shows the limitations of orthodox archeology in the face of astronomically-based artifacts and tries to understand what led the ancients to construct buildings such as the city of Teotihuacan in the Mexico Valley, the Ceremonial Centre of Chaco Canyon in the USA, the Avebury stone circle in Great Britain or the Great Pyramids in Egypt. more...

  • The Power of Starsby Bryan E. Penprase

    Springer 2010; US$ 39.95

    What are some of the connections that bind us to the stars? How have these connections been established? And how have people all around the world and throughout time reacted to the night sky, the sun and moon, in their poetry, mythology, rituals, and temples? This book explores the influence of the sky on both ancient and modern civilization, by providing... more...

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