By Helaine Selin, Sun Xiaochun
Astronomy throughout Cultures: A background of Non-Western Astronomy comprises essays facing the astronomical wisdom and ideology of cultures outdoor the U.S. and Europe. as well as articles surveying Islamic, chinese language, local American, Aboriginal Australian, Polynesian, Egyptian and Tibetan astronomy, between others, the booklet contains essays on Sky stories and Why We inform Them and Astronomy and Prehistory, and Astronomy and Astrology. The essays handle the connections among technological know-how and tradition and relate astronomical practices to the cultures which produced them. each one essay is easily illustrated and includes an wide bibliography. as the geographic diversity is worldwide, the publication fills a niche in either the background of technological know-how and in cultural stories. it may discover a position at the bookshelves of complex undergraduate scholars, graduate scholars, and students, in addition to in libraries serving these teams.
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Nothing else in the sky looks like the Pleiades, and their location on the ecliptic, the sun's annual path through the stars, ensures their value as a seasonal marker. , Hesiod linked them to seasonal tasks in Works and Days. E. C. KRUPP 12 When the Pleiades, daughters of Atlas, are rising, begin your harvest, and your ploughing when they are going to set. Forty nights and days they are hidden and appear again as the year moves round, when first you sharpen your sickle. (lines 383-387) This passage refers to the cluster's first predawn, or heliacal, rising in May and then mentions its predawn setting in November.
Astronomy Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Astronomy (Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science, Volume 1) by Helaine Selin, Sun Xiaochun