Conversing with the Planets: How Science and Myth Invented the Cosmos

Conversing with the Planets: How Science and Myth Invented the Cosmos

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An award-winning professor takes readers on a guided tour of the stunning celestial discoveries of past cultures. Interweaving the astronomy, mythology, and anthropology of ancient peoples, Aveni shows how to discover the harmony between their beliefs and their study of the sky through naked-eye observations. 

 

From CHAPTER ONE:

"My tales of Venus and Mars, squash and corn, are designed to entice the reader away from some of the widely held notions about the discovery… (more)

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Publisher: Crown (May 09, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 255 pages

File size: 3.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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