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Patterns in the Sky: An Introduction to Ethnoastronomy

Patterns in the Sky An Introduction to Ethnoastronomy Since the beginning of humankind people around the world have had a strong interest in the powers and beings perceived in the sky This compelling short work helps students fully understand and apprec

  • Title: Patterns in the Sky: An Introduction to Ethnoastronomy
  • Author: Stephen Michael Fabian
  • ISBN: 9781577661818
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since the beginning of humankind, people around the world have had a strong interest in the powers and beings perceived in the sky This compelling short work helps students fully understand and appreciate the ways in which non Western indigenous and small scale societies perceive, conceptualize, and make sure of what they astronomically observe With its concise explanatiSince the beginning of humankind, people around the world have had a strong interest in the powers and beings perceived in the sky This compelling short work helps students fully understand and appreciate the ways in which non Western indigenous and small scale societies perceive, conceptualize, and make sure of what they astronomically observe With its concise explanations of prominent astronomical phenomena, discussions of relevant crosscultural examples, and instructive suggestions for active field research, Patterns in the Sky is a unique and practical guide for doing ethnoastronomy In addition, Fabian offers exercises in observational astronomy with the naked eye so that students can get in touch with the cosmos and natural world around them.

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    1. I originally purchased this book when I was feeling curious about indigenous astronomy - in particular, indigenous stellar observations. I remember in elementary school, we had StarLab once a year, and it was fascinating! We learned about three different star "maps": the Western scientific map, a sort of "pan-African-American" star map, and a "Native American" star map. I was really amazed to learn that different peoples/cultures had different names for constellations, or even identified totally [...]

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