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By E. C. Krupp (auth.), Helaine Selin, Sun Xiaochun (eds.)

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Astronomy throughout Cultures: A heritage of Non-Western Astronomy includes essays facing the astronomical wisdom and ideology of cultures open air the USA and Europe. as well as articles surveying Islamic, chinese language, local American, Aboriginal Australian, Polynesian, Egyptian and Tibetan astronomy, between others, the publication comprises essays on Sky stories and Why We inform Them and Astronomy and Prehistory, and Astronomy and Astrology. The essays tackle the connections among technological know-how and tradition and relate astronomical practices to the cultures which produced them. every one essay is easily illustrated and includes an intensive bibliography. as the geographic variety is international, the publication fills a niche in either the historical past of technological know-how and in cultural reviews. it may discover a position at the bookshelves of complicated undergraduate scholars, graduate scholars, and students, in addition to in libraries serving these groups.

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KRUPP 10 •• • • •• • • ORION • •• Figure 6 The distinctive arrangement of Orion's bright stars has ensured its independent recognition in cultures around the world as an eye-catching signal of celestial rhythms. The three stars in a row that form his belt are especially well known. In Greek myth, Orion was a hunter who tracked his prey through the sky, and all of his lore derives from his celestial character. (from The Stars in Song and Legend by Jermain G. Porter, after Johann Bayer's celestial cartography in Uranometria, 1603) STINGING OPPOSITION Ambiguities aside, Orion's encounter with the Scorpion is astronomically transparent.

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Turner and E. M. Bruner, eds. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1986, pp. 159-187. Reprinted in Persuasions and Performances. Bloomington, Indiana: University ofIndiana Press, 1986, pp. 188-213. SKY TALES AND WHY WE TELL THEM 29 Fiske, John. Myth and Myth-makers. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1894. Frankfort, H. et al. The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1946. Frazer, Sir James George. The Worship of Nature, Volume 1 (Volume 2 never published).

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