Stairways to the Stars: Skywatching in Three Great Ancient



8 thoughts on “Stairways to the Stars: Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures

  1. Jack Luminous Jack Luminous says:

    Bardzo dobra książka wprowadzająca w tematykę archeoastronomii Nie tylko pokazuje co starożytni wiedzieli o gwiazdach ale pozwala też spojrzeć na niebo ich oczami Nacisk położony na zmianę perspektywy na to jak bardzo starożytne spojrzenie na gwiazdy różni się od współczesnego zdeterminowanego przez nowożytną naukę to bodaj największa zaleta tej książki Ale nie jedyna


  2. Dave Dave says:

    very detailed and scientific how the civilizations used the heavens to determine every event forget modern astronomy and look up


  3. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Stairways to the Stars Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures Hardcover by Anthony F Aveni


  4. Kevin Leung Kevin Leung says:

    Aveni describes how the Mayans Incans and people of Stonehenge managed to develop their calendars using basic structures and astronomy without the tools and math that we have today He makes some very interesting observations about these cultures and how they relate to modern society Particularly he takes some initially confusing aspects and draws parallels to how we behave For example Mayans counted in base 20 but switched when discussing time This seems arbitrary until we remember that we count in base 10 except for time where we count up to 60 seconds or 60 minutesHe adds a lot of diagrams but the material itself is still somewhat technical and the terminology can be hard to follow Granted I have no prior familiarity with astronomy so perhaps these would be accessible to others If you're in my boat however you might be better served with another introduction to skywatching before reading this book


  5. Marc Marc says:

    A nice book about how ancient cultures were a bit aware of their place in the cosmos than we are How things line up is interesting and improves one's understanding of ancient and prehistoric astronomy as a way of life


  6. Brian Brian says:

    impulse buy caught my eye happens a lot great introduction on how the ancients viewed the sky with the naked eye introduces the reader to heavens message from three different cultures at three different latitudes thus observing three different heavens


  7. Ty Ty says:

    Great especially the first bit on basic background info in astronomy


  8. Katie Katie says:

    In every way much better than the Krupp Much readable so far rather accurate too


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Stairways to the Stars: Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures [Download] ➵ Stairways to the Stars: Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures By Anthony F. Aveni – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Stairways to the Stars serves as an introduction to archaeoastronomy or the study of astronomy practiced by ancient cultures It explores how the art of skywatching developed in the popular cultures an Stairways to the Stars the Stars: ePUB ´ serves as an introduction to archaeoastronomy or the study of astronomy practiced by ancient cultures It explores how the art of skywatching developed in the popular cultures and includes new revelations about three of the most popular and mysterious clues in Stairways to eBook ↠ ancient astronomy What was the meaning of Stonehenge What was the Mayan Code Why was the elaborate Incan city of Cuzco build The author combines the forefront research with illustrations and observations of these ancient cultures to create a stimulating journey through time and space.