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Astronomy of Many Cultures

Astronomy of Many Cultures

This annotated listing includes 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. Our hope is that this will allow professors and teachers of astronomy to use more examples from non-European cultures and allow students to do... Show More

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