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Astronomy Across Cultures

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Sky Tales and Why We Tell Them
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    Chapter 2 Astronomy and Prehistory
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    Chapter 3 Astronomy and the Dreaming: The Astronomy of the Aboriginal Australians
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    Chapter 4 Useful and Conceptual Astronomy in Ancient Hawaii
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    Chapter 5 Ancient Astronomical Monuments in Polynesia
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    Chapter 6 A Polynesian Astronomical Perspective: The Maori of New Zealand
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    Chapter 7 The INCA: Rulers of the Andes, Children of the Sun
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    Chapter 8 Mesoamerican Astronomy and the Ritual Calendar
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    Chapter 9 Native American Astronomy: Traditions, Symbols, Ceremonies, Calendars, And Ruins
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    Chapter 10 Birth and Early Development of Indian Astronomy
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    Chapter 11 Remarks on the Origin of Indo-Tibetan Astronomy
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    Chapter 12 Indo-Malay Astronomy
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    Chapter 13 A Cultural History of Astronomy in Japan
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    Chapter 14 History of Astronomy in Korea
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    Chapter 15 Crossing the Boundaries Between Heaven and Man: Astronomy in Ancient China
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    Chapter 16 Astronomical Practices in Africa South of the Sahara
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    Chapter 17 Astronomy in Ancient Egypt
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    Chapter 18 Babylonian Astrology: Its Origin and Legacy in Europe
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    Chapter 19 Hebrew Astronomy: Deep Soundings from a Rich Tradition
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    Chapter 20 Mathematical Astronomy in Islamic Civilisation
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    Chapter 21 Islamic Folk Astronomy
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Astronomy Across Cultures
Published by
Springer Netherlands, January 2000
DOI 10.1007/978-94-011-4179-6
978-9-40-105820-9, 978-9-40-114179-6, 978-0-7923-6363-7

Helaine Selin, Sun Xiaochun


Selin, Helaine

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 4%
United Kingdom 1 4%
Unknown 23 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 36%
Student > Master 4 16%
Student > Bachelor 3 12%
Lecturer 3 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 8%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 2 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Arts and Humanities 6 24%
Social Sciences 6 24%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 12%
Environmental Science 3 12%
Psychology 2 8%
Other 3 12%
Unknown 2 8%