The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy

Contributor(s): Publisher number: 3506988 | KanopyPublisher: The Great Courses, 2017Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (717 minutes): digital, .flv file, soundContent type:
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Subject(s): Genre/Form: Online resources: Bradley E. SchaeferSummary: Taught by Professor Bradley Schaefer of Louisiana State University, this course shows how ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, Chinese, and other cultures saw the sky. You learn how the Sun, Moon, and stars were their clock, calendar, and compass; constellations encoded their mythologies; and the heavens inspired religious and philosophical ideas, laying the foundation for modern science.
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Bradley E. Schaefer

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Taught by Professor Bradley Schaefer of Louisiana State University, this course shows how ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, Chinese, and other cultures saw the sky. You learn how the Sun, Moon, and stars were their clock, calendar, and compass; constellations encoded their mythologies; and the heavens inspired religious and philosophical ideas, laying the foundation for modern science.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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