People and the Sky

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März 2008



Explores the history of mankind's intimate relationship with the sky, and how the lives of our ancestors were cosmically grounded. It covers the whole sweep of history from Stonehenge and the Pyramids to modern day tribal people.


Introduction: The Sky, a Legacy Lost; 1. The Storyteller's Sky; 2. Patterns in the Sky; 3. The Sailor's Sky; 4. The Hunter's Sky; 5. The Farmer's Sky; 6. The House, the Family and the Sky; 7. The City and the Sky; 8. The Ruler's Sky; 9. The Astrologer's Sky; 10. The Timekeeper's Sky; 11. The Western Sky; Epilogue: Distancing the Sky.


Anthony Aveni is Russell Colgate Distinguished Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology and Native American Studies at Colgate University. He is the author of numerous books, including Skywatchers and Book of the Year: A Brief History to our Seasonal Holidays.
EAN: 9780500051528
ISBN: 0500051526
Untertitel: Our Ancestors and the Cosmos. 65 illustrations, 9 in colour. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2008
Seitenanzahl: 252 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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