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Title Astronomy across cultures : the history of non-Western astronomy / editor Helaine Selin ; advisory editor Sun Xiaochun.
Imprint Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000.

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  QB16 .A75 2000    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  QB16 .A75 2000    AVAILABLE  
Series Science across cultures ; v. 1
Science across cultures ; v. 1.
Subject Astronomy, Ancient.
Astronomy -- Asia -- History.
Astronomy -- Africa -- History.
Astronomy -- Oceania -- History.
Alt Name Selin, Helaine, 1946-
Sun, Xiaochun.
Description xxiii, 665 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0792363639 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 44016472
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments 
 About the Contributors 
 Introduction 
 Sky Tales and Why We Tell Them / E. C. Krupp1
 Astronomy and Prehistory / Lawrence H. Robbins31
 Astronomy and the Dreaming: The Astronomy of the Aboriginal Australians / Roslynn D. Haynes53
 Useful and Conceptual Astronomy in Ancient Hawaii / Michael E. Chauvin91
 Ancient Astronomical Monuments in Polynesia / William Liller127
 A Polynesian Astronomical Perspective: the Maori of New Zealand / Wayne Orchiston161
 The Inca: Rulers of the Andes, Children of the Sun / David S. P. Dearborn197
 Mesoamerican Astronomy and the Ritual Calendar / Johanna Broda225
 Native American Astronomy: Traditions, Symbols, Ceremonies, Calendars, and Ruins / Von Del Chamberlain269
 Birth and Development of Indian Astronomy / Subhash Kak303
 Remarks on the Origin of Indo-Tibetan Astronomy / Yukio Ohashi341
 Indo-Malay Astronomy / Bambang Hidayat371
 A Cultural History of Astronomy in Japan / Steven L. Renshaw, Saori Ihara385
 History of Astronomy in Korea / Park, Seong-Rae409
 Crossing the Boundaries Between Heaven and Man: Astronomy in Ancient China / Sun Xiaochun423
 Astronomical Practices in Africa South of the Sahara / Keith Snedegar455
 Astronomy in Ancient Egypt / Gregg De Young475
 Babylonian Astrology: Its Origin and Legacy in Europe / Nicholas Campion509
 Hebrew Astronomy: Deep Soundings from a Rich Tradition / Y. Tzvi Langermann555
 Mathematical Astronomy in Islamic Civilization / David A. King585
 Islamic Folk Astronomy / Daniel Martin Varisco615
 Index651


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