The Resource Archaeoastronomy : Introduction to the Science of Stars and Stones, by Giulio Magli, (electronic resource)

Archaeoastronomy : Introduction to the Science of Stars and Stones, by Giulio Magli, (electronic resource)

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Archaeoastronomy : Introduction to the Science of Stars and Stones
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Archaeoastronomy
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Introduction to the Science of Stars and Stones
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by Giulio Magli
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eng
Summary
This book provides the first complete, easy to read, up-to-date account of the fascinating discipline of archaeoastronomy, in which the relationship between ancient constructions and the sky is studied in order to gain a better understanding of the ideas of the architects of the past and of their religious and symbolic worlds. The book is divided into three sections, the first of which explores the past relations between astronomy and people, power, the afterworld, architecture, and landscape. The fundamentals of archaeoastronomy are then addressed in detail, with coverage of the celestial coordinates; the apparent motion of the Sun, Moon, stars, and planets; observation of celestial bodies at the horizon; the use of astronomical software in archaeoastronomy; and current methods for making and analyzing measurements. The final section reviews what archaeoastronomy can now tell us about the nature and purpose of such sites and structures as Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Giza, Chichen Itza, the Campus Martius, and the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento. In addition, a set of exercises is provided that can be performed using non-commercial free software, e.g., Google Earth or Stellarium, and will equip readers to conduct their own research. Readers will find the book an ideal introduction to what has become a wide-ranging multidisciplinary science
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Magli, Giulio
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  • QB1-991
  • QB460-466
  • QB980-991
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non fiction
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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics,
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  • Physics
  • Cultural property
  • Architecture
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Physics
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • Architectural History and Theory
  • Cultural Heritage
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Archaeoastronomy : Introduction to the Science of Stars and Stones, by Giulio Magli, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Introduction: What is Archaeoastronomy, and why studying it -- Ideas -- Astronomy and people -- Astronomy and power -- Astronomy and afterworld -- Astronomy and architecture -- Astronomy and landscape -- Methods -- The celestial coordinates -- The apparent motion of the Sun -- The apparent motion of the stars -- The apparent motion of the Moon and the planets -- The observation of celestial bodies at the horizon -- The use of astronomical software in aa -- The methods for making measures in aa -- The methods for analyzing measures in aa -- Places -- Stonehenge -- Giza -- Chichen Itza -- The Island of the Sun -- The Campus Martius -- The Valley of the Temples of Agrigento -- Menorca -- Chimney Rock
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
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XIII, 246 p. 164 illus., 111 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319228822
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-22882-2
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-22882-2
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Archaeoastronomy : Introduction to the Science of Stars and Stones, by Giulio Magli, (electronic resource)
Publication
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mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What is Archaeoastronomy, and why studying it -- Ideas -- Astronomy and people -- Astronomy and power -- Astronomy and afterworld -- Astronomy and architecture -- Astronomy and landscape -- Methods -- The celestial coordinates -- The apparent motion of the Sun -- The apparent motion of the stars -- The apparent motion of the Moon and the planets -- The observation of celestial bodies at the horizon -- The use of astronomical software in aa -- The methods for making measures in aa -- The methods for analyzing measures in aa -- Places -- Stonehenge -- Giza -- Chichen Itza -- The Island of the Sun -- The Campus Martius -- The Valley of the Temples of Agrigento -- Menorca -- Chimney Rock
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
XIII, 246 p. 164 illus., 111 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319228822
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-22882-2
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-22882-2

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