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Astronomy of Many Cultures

Astronomy of Many Cultures

This annotated listing includes over 90 books, articles, and websites that deal with the astronomy of diverse cultures around the world. The readings cover the astronomical work and ideas of South and Central America, Hawaii and Polynesia, Africa, India, and Islamic countries. Also included are the astronomical ideas of the Native Americans of North America, issues relating to people of color in the U.S., plus a small set of readings about Asian and ancient European cultures. Most of the resources cited are non-technical and can be used in introductory courses and public programs. A small number of technical volumes are included at the end for specialists. This resource list is one of a series of educational guides for instructors and communicators of astronomy that have been released by... Show More


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