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1 Penprase, Bryan E The Power of Stars I10366 2017 eBook  
2 Orlando, Andrea The Light, The Stones and The Sacred I09844 2017 eBook  
3 Magli, Giulio Archaeoastronomy in the Roman World I09704 2019 eBook  
4 Smith, Cameron M Principles of Space Anthropology I09180 2019 eBook  
5 Grupen, Claus Handbook of Particle Detection and Imaging I07981 2012 eBook  
6 Bobrowsky, Peter T Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society I07976 2007 eBook  
7 Magli, Giulio Mysteries and Discoveries of Archaeoastronomy I06856 2009 eBook  
8 Lunan, Duncan The Stones and the Stars I06653 2013 eBook  
9 Ruggles, Clive L.N Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy I05954 2015 eBook  
10 Orchiston, Wayne Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region I05728 2011 eBook  
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TitleThe Power of Stars
Author(s)Penprase, Bryan E
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXI, 350 p. 297 illus., 254 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteCompletely revised and updated, this new edition provides a readable, beautifully illustrated journey through world cultures and the vibrant array of sky mythology, creation stories, models of the universe, temples and skyscrapers that each culture has created to celebrate and respond to the power of the night sky. Sections on the archaeoastronomy of South Asia and South East Asia have been expanded, with original photography and new research on temple alignments in Southern India, and new material describing the astronomical practices of Indonesia, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries. Beautiful photographs of temples in India and Asia have been added, as well as new diagrams explaining the alignment of these structures and the astronomical underpinnings of temples within the Pallava and Chola cultures. From new fieldwork in the Four Corners region of North America, Dr. Penprase has included accounts of Pueblo skywatching and photographs of ceremonial kivas that help elucidate the rich astronomical knowledge of the Pueblo people. The popular ???Archaeoastronomy of Skyscrapers??? section of the book has been updated as well, with new interpretations of skyscrapers in Indonesia, Taiwan and China.With the rapid pace of discovery in astronomy and astrophysics, entirely new perspectives are emerging about dark matter, inflation and the future of the universe. The Power of Stars puts these discoveries in context and describes how they fit into the modern perspective of cosmology, which has arisen from the universal human response to the sky that has inspired both ancient and modern cultures
ISBN,Price9783319525976
Keyword(s)1. ANTHROPOLOGY 2. ARCHAEOLOGY 3. ASTRONOMY 4. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 5. ASTROPHYSICS 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. HISTORY 9. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 10. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleThe Light, The Stones and The Sacred : Proceedings of the XVth Italian Society of Archaeoastronomy Congress
Author(s)Orlando, Andrea
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionX, 245 p. 134 illus., 41 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book addresses a variety of topics within the growing discipline of Archaeoastronomy, focusing especially on Archaeoastronomy in Sicily and the Mediterranean and Cultural Astronomy. A further priority is discussion of the astronomical and statistical methods used today to ascertain the degree of reliability of the chronological and cultural definition of sites and artifacts of archaeoastronomical interest. The contributions were all delivered at the XVth Congress of the Italian Society of Archaeoastronomy (SIA), held under the rubric "The Light, the Stones and the Sacred" ??? a theme inspired by the International Year of Light 2015, organized by UNESCO. The full meaning of many ancient monuments can only be understood by examining their relation to light, given the effects that light radiation produces in ???interacting??? with lithic structures. Moreover, in addition to manifestations of the sacred through the medium of light (hierophanies), there are many ties between temples, tombs, megalithic structures, and the architecture of almost all ages and cultures and our star, the Sun. Readers will find the book to be a source of fascinating insights based on synergies between the disciplines of archaeology and astronomy
ISBN,Price9783319544878
Keyword(s)1. ARCHAEOLOGY 2. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 3. Astronomy???Observations 4. Cultural heritage 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. HISTORY 8. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 9. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 10. Observations, Astronomical 11. PHYSICS
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TitleArchaeoastronomy in the Roman World
Author(s)Magli, Giulio;Gonz??lez-Garc??a, Antonio C??sar;Belmonte Aviles, Juan;Antonello, Elio
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXXX, 205 p. 71 illus., 41 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book explores the insights that Cultural Astronomy provides into the classical Roman world by unveiling the ways in which the Romans made use of their knowledge concerning the heavens, and by shedding new light on the interactions between astronomy and heritage in ancient Roman culture. Leading experts in the field present fascinating information on how and why the Romans referred to the sky when deciding upon the orientation of particular monuments, temples, tombs and even urban layouts. Attention is also devoted to questions of broader interest, such as the contribution that religious interpretation of the sky made in the assimilation of conquered peoples. When one considers astronomy in the Roman world it is customary to think of the work and models of Ptolemy, and perhaps the Julian calendar or even the sighting of the Star of Bethlehem. However, like many other peoples in antiquity, the Romans interacted with the heavens in deeper ways that exerted a profound influence on their culture. This book highlights the need to take this complexity into account in various areas of research and will appeal to all those who wish to learn more about the application of astronomy in the lives and architecture of the Romans
ISBN,Price9783319970073
Keyword(s)1. ARCHAEOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 4. ASTROPHYSICS 5. Classical Studies 6. Cultural heritage 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. Philology 10. Urban geography 11. Urban Geography / Urbanism (inc. megacities, cities, towns)
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TitlePrinciples of Space Anthropology : Establishing a Science of Human Space Settlement
Author(s)Smith, Cameron M
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXV, 364 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book shows how anthropology can provide an innovative perspective on the human movement into space. It examines adaptation to space on timescales of generations, rather than merely months or years, and uses evolutionary adaptation as a guiding theme. Employing the lessons of evolutionary adaptation, Principles of Extraterrestrial Anthropology recommends evolutionarily-sound strategies of space settlement, covering genetics at the organismal and population levels. The author organizes the concept of cultural adaptation to environments beyond Earth according to observed patterns in human adaptation on Earth. He uses original artwork and tables to help convey complex information in a form accessible to undergraduate and graduate students. Though primarily written to engage students interested in space settlement and exploration, who will eventually build a full anthropology of space settlement, Principles of Extraterrestrial Anthropology is engaging to anthropologists across sub-disciplines, as well as scholars interested in the human dimensions of space exploration and settlement. Just as the term exobiology was invented only a few decades ago to shape the field of space life studies, exoanthropology is outlined to assist in the perpetuation of Earth life through human space settlement
ISBN,Price9783030250218
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ANTHROPOLOGY 4. ARCHAEOLOGY 5. ASTRONAUTICS 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. SPACE SCIENCES 9. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleHandbook of Particle Detection and Imaging
Author(s)Grupen, Claus;Buvat, Ir??ne
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012.
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Abstract NoteThe handbook centers on detection techniques in the field of particle physics, medical imaging and related subjects. It is structured into three parts. The first one is dealing with basic ideas of particle detectors, followed by applications of these devices in high energy physics and other fields. In the last part the large field of medical imaging using similar detection techniques is described. The different chapters of the book are written by world experts in their field. Clear instructions on the detection techniques and principles in terms of relevant operation parameters for scientists and graduate students are given.Detailed tables and diagrams will make this a very useful handbook for the application of these techniques in many different fields like physics, medicine, biology and other areas of natural science
ISBN,Price9783642132711
Keyword(s)1. ARCHAEOLOGY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Imaging / Radiology 5. Measurement Science and Instrumentation 6. Measurement?????? 7. NUCLEAR ENERGY 8. Particle acceleration 9. Particle Acceleration and Detection, Beam Physics 10. PHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS 11. Radiology 12. SPACE SCIENCES 13. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleComet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society : An Interdisciplinary Approach
Author(s)Bobrowsky, Peter T;Rickman, Hans
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007.
DescriptionXXVI, 546 p : online resource
Abstract NoteIn 1908 an atmospheric explosion in northern Siberia released energy equivalent to 15 Mton of TNT. Can a comparable or larger NEO affect us again? When the next NEO strikes Earth will it be large enough to destroy a city? Will the climate change significantly? Can archaeology and anthropology provide insights into the expected cultural responses with NEO interactions? Does society have a true grasp of the actual risks involved? Is the Great Depression a good model for the economic collapse that could follow a NEO catastrophe? This volume provides a necessary link between various disciplines and comet/asteroid impacts
ISBN,Price9783540327110
Keyword(s)1. ARCHAEOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 4. ASTROPHYSICS 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. Environmental economics 8. GEOLOGY 9. Human geography
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TitleMysteries and Discoveries of Archaeoastronomy : From Giza to Easter Island
Author(s)Magli, Giulio
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Copernicus 2. Springer New York, 2009.
DescriptionXII, 444 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis complete, authoritative study of the growing discipline of archaeoastronomy examines the role of astronomy in antiquity. Professor Guilio Magli provides a clear, up-to-date survey of current thinking on the motives of the ancients for building fabulous and mysterious monuments all over our planet. Was it an attempt to reproduce the sky on Earth? To bring down the power of the stars to where they could see it, worship it, and use it? The connecting thread is astronomy. Magli uses astronomy as a key to understanding our ancestors??? way of thinking. It is a challenge he likes to call "predicting the past." The motives of the ancients have often been misconstrued, maligned, or even dismissed. Magli shows the limitations of orthodox archaeology in relation to astronomically based artifacts and tries to understand what led the ancients to construct such magnificent structures as the city of Teotihuacan in the Mexico Valley, the Ceremonial Center of Chaco Canyon in the United States, the Avebury stone circle in Great Britain, and the great pyramids in Egypt. In this book, the reader is taken on a ???world tour??? of many wonderful and enigmatic places on almost every continent, in search of traces of astronomical knowledge and lore of the sky. Then, the author discusses the fundamental ideas that he believes led to the construction of the giant monuments. Finally, Magli revisits one place in greater detail ??? Giza ??? in an attempt to provide proof for his ideas on the mindset of ancient cultures. This fascinating book will take you places in time you have never been, and stimulate your imagination in regards to other people and other cultures. The result will be a better understanding of who we are and where we come from
ISBN,Price9780387765662
Keyword(s)1. ARCHAEOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 4. Astronomy???Observations 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. HISTORY 8. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 9. Observations, Astronomical 10. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleThe Stones and the Stars : Building Scotland's Newest Megalith
Author(s)Lunan, Duncan
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2013.
DescriptionXIX, 325 p. 190 illus., 114 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThere are at least 48 identified prehistoric stone circles in Scotland. ??In truth, very little is known about the people who erected them, and ultimately about what the stone circles were for. ??Most stone circles are astronomically aligned, which has led to the modern debate over the significance of the alignments. ??The megaliths certainly represented an enormous cooperative effort, would at the very least have demonstrated power and wealth, and being set away from any dwellings probably served a ceremonial, or perhaps religious, purpose. Observations at the site of the stone circles, of solar, lunar, and stellar events, have already cast light on some of the questions about the construction and use of ancient megalithic observatories. In his capacity as manager of the Glasgow Parks Department Astronomy Project, author Duncan Lunan designed and built in the late 1970s Sighthill, the first astronomically aligned stone circle in Britain in over 3,000 years. ??The Stones and the Stars examines the case for astronomical alignments of stone circles and charts the development of a fascinating project with a strong scientific and historical flavor. ??The work was documented in detail by artist and photographer Gavin Roberts, and the book contains a large selection of illustrations that bring the project vividly to life
ISBN,Price9781461453543
Keyword(s)1. ARCHAEOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 4. Astronomy???Observations 5. Cultural heritage 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. GEOLOGY 9. Observations, Astronomical 10. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleHandbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy
Author(s)Ruggles, Clive L.N
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2015.
Description969 illus., 372 illus. in color. eReference : online resource
Abstract NoteHow human communities interpret what they perceive in the sky is vital in fulfilling humankind???s most basic need to comprehend the universe it inhabits, both from a modern scientific perspective and from countless other cultural standpoints, extending right back to early prehistory. Archaeoastronomy, which is concerned with cultural perceptions and understandings of astronomical phenomena, is a rich cross-disciplinary field. The central aim of ???Handbook of Archaeoastronomy??? is to provide a reliable source for theory, method, interpretation and best practices that will give a definitive picture of the state of the art research in this field for serious scholars regardless of the discipline(s) in which they are qualified. It will be equally suitable for those already contributing to the field and those interested in entering it. Also included are studies in ethnoastronomy, which is concerned with contemporary practices related to astronomy, particularly among modern indigenous societies. A major part of this MRW is comprised of a set of wide-ranging archaeoastronomical case studies both geographically and through time, stretching right back to Palaeolithic days, and also in terms of the types of human society and nature of their astronomical ideas and practices. However, these are chosen in order to best illuminate broader issues and themes, rather than to attempt, for example, to provide systematic coverage of recent ???discoveries.??? Thematic articles cover general themes such as cosmologies, calendars, navigation, orientations and alignments, and ancient perceptions of space and time. They also highlight various aspects of the social context of astronomy (its relationship to social power, warfare, etc) and how we interpret astronomical practices within the framework of conceptual approaches. There are also discussions of broad issues such as ethnocentrism, nationalism, and astronomical dating. The ???methods and practices??? articles cover topics from field methodology and survey procedures to social theory, as well as providing broad definitions and explanations of key concepts. We are also including a number of ???disciplinary perspectives??? on approaches to archaeoastronomy written by leading figures in the constituent fields. These articles cover material that, generally speaking, would be familiar to graduates in the relevant discipline but, critically, not so to those with different backgrounds
ISBN,Price9781461461418
Keyword(s)1. ARCHAEOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 4. ASTROPHYSICS 5. Culture???Study and teaching 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 9. Human geography 10. PHYSICS 11. Regional and Cultural Studies
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TitleHighlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region : Proceedings of the ICOA-6 Conference
Author(s)Orchiston, Wayne;Nakamura, Tsuko;Strom, Richard G
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2011.
DescriptionXV, 660 p. 410 illus., 340 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book provides readers with the results of recent research from some of the world's leading historians of astronomy on aspects of Arabic, Australian, Chinese, Japanese, and North and South American astronomy and astrophysics. It contains peer-reviewed??papers gathered??from the International Conferences on Oriental Astronomy 6 (ICO-6) with the chosen theme of "Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region." Of particular note are the sections on Arabic astronomy, Asian applied astronomy and the history of Australian radio astronomy, and the chapter on Peruvian astronomy. This title is??a valuable complement for those??with research interests in applied historical astronomy; archaeoastronomy; calendars, manuscripts, and star charts; historical instruments and observatories, and the history of radio astronomy
ISBN,Price9781441981615
Keyword(s)1. ARCHAEOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 4. ASTROPHYSICS 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. HISTORY 8. HISTORY OF SCIENCE
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