The Moon and the Western Imagination
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BeschreibungA richly detailed analysis of how the Moon has been visualized in Western culture through the ages, revealing the faces it has presented to philosophers, writers, artists, and scientists for nearly three millennia. Montgomery has drawn on a wide array of sources that illustrate mankind's changing concept of the nature and significance of heavenly bodies from classical antiquity to the dawn of modern science, especially focusing on the seventeenth century, when the Moon was first mapped and its features named.
PortraitScott L. Montgomery is a geologist and independent scholar who has written widely on various topics related to the history of science, science and art, language studies, education, and cultural criticism. His most recent books include "The Scientific Voice" and "Movements of Knowledge: The Role of Translation in the Making of Modern Science." He lives in Seattle.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF ARIZONA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2001
Seitenanzahl: 281 Seiten