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

    Springer New York 2005; US$ 299.00

    Exploring Ancient Skies uses modern science to examine ancient astronomy throughout the World, that is, to use the methods of archaeology and insights of modern astronomy explore how astronomy was practiced before the invention of the telescope. It thus reviews an enormous and growing body of literature on the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean,... 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...

  • Celestial Shadowsby John Westfall; William Sheehan

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 179.00

    Much of what is known about the universe came from the study of celestial shadows. This book looks in detail at the way eclipses and other celestial shadows have given us amazing insights into the nature of the objects in our solar system and how they are even helping us discover and analyze planets that orbit stars other than our Sun. A variety of... 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 New York 2009; US$ 27.50

    This book offers the first authoritative introduction to the fascinating science of Archaeoastronomy. The reader is taken on a tour of many enigmatic places while the author studies the astronomical knowledge of our predecessors by analyzing their monuments. more...

  • The Power of Starsby Bryan E. Penprase

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 39.95

    This compelling book examines the power of the skies on human civilization. It explores constellation lore, considers the present-day context, and offers first hand accounts of celestial events and interviews with practitioners of cosmology archaeoastronomy. more...

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

    Springer New York 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 became known.... more...

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

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 34.99

    This book duplicates historic discoveries in astronomy, from the Moon's Tycho crater, through Galileo's observation of Jupiter's moons and outward to nebulae, stars and galaxies. Shows where each object is and how best to observe it with simple equipment. more...

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