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Astronomy and the Dreaming: The Astronomy of the Aboriginal Australians


Haynes, RD, Astronomy and the Dreaming: The Astronomy of the Aboriginal Australians, Astronomy Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Astronomy, Springer, E Selin (ed), Netherlands, pp. 53-90. ISBN 978-0-7923-6363-7 (2000) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-94-011-4179-6


Astronomy Across Cultures: A History of Non-Western Astronomy consists of essays dealing with the astronomical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Polynesian, Egyptian and Tibetan astronomy, among others, the book includes essays on Sky Tales and Why We Tell Them and Astronomy and Prehistory, and Astronomy and Astrology. The essays address the connections between science and culture and relate astronomical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both the history of science and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Aboriginal, astronomy
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Haynes, RD (Dr Roslynn Haynes)
ID Code:121763
Year Published:2000
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-10-13
Last Modified:2017-10-13

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