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The power of stars, Bryan E. Penprase

The power of stars, Bryan E. Penprase
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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non fiction
Main title
The power of stars
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Bryan E. Penprase
Completely revised and updated, this new edition provides a readable, beautifully illustrated journey through world cultures and the vibrant array of sky mythology, creation stories, models of the universe, temples and skyscrapers that each culture has created to celebrate and respond to the power of the night sky. With the rapid pace of discovery in astronomy and astrophysics, entirely new perspectives are emerging about dark matter, inflation and the future of the universe. The Power of Stars puts these discoveries in context and describes how they fit into the modern perspective of cosmology, which has arisen from the universal human response to the sky that has inspired both ancient and modern cultures
Table Of Contents
1. Our experience of the sky and star knowledge -- 2. A world of constellations in the night sky -- 3. Creation stories from around the world -- 4. World systems : models of the universe throughout time -- 5. Stars that bind : civilization, calendars, and the sky -- 6. Modern timekeeping and the development of the science of time -- 7. Celestial architecture : monuments of the sky -- 8. The archaeoastronomy of modern civilization -- 9. The development of modern cosmology -- 10. Concluding thoughts
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