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Astronomy throughout Cultures: A background of Non-Western Astronomy includes essays facing the astronomical wisdom and ideology of cultures outdoors the us and Europe. as well as articles surveying Islamic, chinese language, local American, Aboriginal Australian, Polynesian, Egyptian and Tibetan astronomy, between others, the e-book comprises essays on Sky stories and Why We inform Them and Astronomy and Prehistory, and Astronomy and Astrology. The essays tackle the connections among technology and tradition and relate astronomical practices to the cultures which produced them. every one essay is easily illustrated and comprises an vast bibliography. as the geographic diversity is worldwide, the publication fills a niche in either the background of technological know-how and in cultural reviews. it may discover a position at the bookshelves of complicated undergraduate scholars, graduate scholars, and students, in addition to in libraries serving these teams.

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