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Srinivasan: From White Dwarfs to Black Holes. The Legacy of S. Chandrasekhar. Cloth

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  • From White Dwarfs to Black Holes. The Legacy of S. Chandrasekhar. Cloth
  • edited by G. Srinivasan
  • xiii, 240 pages. 1999. Collects essays originally published in a 1996 issue of the Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy , in which scientists evaluate Chandrasekhar's contribution to their own fields of specialization. Topics include the structure and evolution of stars; radiative transfer; magnetohydrodynamics; the virial method and the classical ellipsoids; stability theory of relativistic stars; and black holes and singularities.

Mazur: Enlightening Symbols. A Short History of Mathematical Notation and its Hidden Powers. pb

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  • Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and its Hidden Powers.
  • Joseph Mazur
  • Pb., 312 pages, 8 halftones. 38 line illus. 4 tables., 229 x 152 mm. 2016
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Aveni: Skywatchers: Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico. pb

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  • Skywatchers: Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico.
  • Aveni, Anthony F.
  • Pb., viii, 411 p. : 10.00 H x 1.00 D x 7.00 W inches. Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico helped establish the field of archaeoastronomy, and it remains the standard introduction to this subject. Combining basic astronomy with archaeological and ethnological data, it presented a readable and entertaining synthesis of all that was known of ancient astronomy in the western hemisphere as of 1980. In this revised edition, Anthony Aveni draws on his own and others’ discoveries of the past twenty years to bring the Skywatchers story up to the present. He offers new data and interpretations in many areas, including:o The study of Mesoamerican time and calendrical systems and their unprecedented continuity in contemporary Mesoamerican cultureo The connections between Precolumbian religion, astrology, and scientific, quantitative astronomyo The relationship between Highland Mexico and the world of the Maya and the state of Pan-American scientific practiceso The use of personal computer software for computing astronomical dataWith this updated information, Skywatchers will serve a new generation of general and scholarly readers and will be useful in courses on archaeoastronomy, astronomy, history of astronomy, history of science, anthropology, archaeology, and world religions.
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Betts: Sciencia : Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Astronomy for All. Hardback

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  • Sciencia : Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Astronomy for All.
  • Betts, Moff; Cheshire, Gerard; Polster, Burkard; Tweed, Matt; Watkins, Matthew.
  • Hardback, 410 pages, Illustrations, 187 x 162 mm.
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Burl: The Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany. Hardback

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  • Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany. Hardback. ca. 20x26cm
  • Aubrey Burl
  • 462 pages, 40 illustrations, maps, 17 tables, time-chart. 2000. The stone circles of Western Europe have intrigued spectators through the ages. This book traces the ancestry, methods of construction and the eventual desertion of these megalithic rings. Revised and updated, it features new interpretations of Stonehenge and Callanish in Scotland.

Chippindale: Stonehenge Complete. New and Expanded Edition. Paperback

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  • Stonehenge Complete. New and Expanded Edition. Paperback. 19x25cm
  • Christopher Chippindale
  • 320 pages, 286 illustrations, 13 in colour, notes and index, 4th edition 2012

Cuomo: Ancient Mathematics. Paperback

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  • Ancient Mathematics. Paperback
  • S. Cuomo
  • 304 pages, 44 line drawings, 7 photo's. 2001. The theorem of Pythagoras, Euclid's "Elements", Archimedes' method to find the volume of a sphere: all parts of the invaluable legacy of ancient mathematics. This book offers a survey of the discipline in all its variety and diversity of practices, from the fifth century BC to the sixth century AD
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Cuomo: Pappus of Alexandria and the Mathematics of Late Antiquity. Paperback

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  • Pappus of Alexandria and the Mathematics of Late Antiquity. Paperback
  • by Serafina Cuomo
  • 244 pages. 2007. This book is at once an analytical study of one of the most important mathematical texts of antiquity, the Mathematical Collection of the fourth-century AD mathematician Pappus of Alexandria, and also an examination of the work's wider cultural setting.

Cuomo: Technology and Culture in Greek and Roman Antiquity. Paperback

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  • Technology and Culture in Greek and Roman Antiquity. Paperback
    by Serafina Cuomo
  • 212 pages. 2007

Delong: Designa : Technical Secrets of the Traditional Visual Arts. hb

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  • Designa. Technical Secrets of the Traditional Visual Arts.
  • By:DeLong, Lisa; Sutton, Daud; Tetlow, Adam.
  • Hardback, 415 pages, illustrations, 193 x 160 mm. 2014
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Depuydt: Civil Calendar and Lunar Calendar in Ancient Egypt. Cloth

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  • Civil Calendar and Lunar Calendar in Ancient Egypt. Cloth
  • by L. Depuydt
  • xiv, 274 pages, with indexes, references. 1997.  This investigation is concerned with ancient Egyptian calendars. Its specific focus is one of the oldest problems of the study of these calendars: the so-called problem of the month names. This work's main purpose is to suggest an explanation for the Brugsch phenomenon.

Dong: China's Major Mysteries: Paranormal Phenomena and the Unexplained in the People's Republic. Pb

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  • China's Major Mysteries: Paranormal Phenomena and the Unexplained in the People's Republic.
  • Paul Dong. xi, 224 p. : 9.25 H x 0.75 D x 6.25 W inches. 2000
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Feeney: Caesar's Calendar. Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History. Paperback

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  • Caesar's Calendar. Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History. Paperback
  • Denis Feeney
  • 386 pages, 12 photos. 2007. The ancient Romans changed more than the map of the world when they conquered so much of it; they altered the way historical time itself is marked and understood. In this brilliant, erudite, and exhilarating book Denis Feeney investigates time and its contours as described by the ancient Romans

Freidel, Schele, Parker: Maya Cosmos: 3000 Years on the Shaman's Path. Paperback

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  • Maya Cosmos: 3000 Years on the Shaman's Path. Paperback
  • by David Freidel, Linda Schele and Joy Parker
  • 543 pages, index. 1995, reissue. Explores archaeological discoveries, revealing how the Maya have survived centuries of religious oppression.

Glover: Vedic Mathematics for Schools. Volume 2. Paperback

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  • Vedic Mathematics for Schools. Volume 2. Paperback
  • J. T. Glover
  • 234 pages with problems, 46 pages with answers. 1999, reprinted 2003

Griffin-Pierce. Earth Is My Mother Sky Is My Father. Space, Time, and Astronomy in Navajo Sandpainting. Cloth

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  • Earth Is My Mother Sky Is My Father. Space, Time, and Astronomy in Navajo Sandpainting. Cloth
  • Trudy Griffin-Pierce
  • xvii, 236 pages, ca. 65 illustrations, 8 colour plates, bibliography. 1992. Explores the circularity of Navajo thought through an analysis of sandpaintings, chantway myths, and stories reflected in the celestial constellations.

Griffin-Pierce. Earth Is My Mother Sky Is My Father. Space, Time, and Astronomy in Navajo Sandpainting. Paperback

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  • Earth Is My Mother Sky Is My Father. Space, Time, and Astronomy in Navajo Sandpainting. Paperback
  • Trudy Griffin-Pierce
  • xvii, 236 pages, with ca. 65 illustrations, 8 colour plates, bibliography, index. 1995. Explores the circularity of Navajo thought through an analysis of sandpaintings, chantway myths, and stories reflected in the celestial constellations. Griffin-Pierce also reviews Navajo history and ethnography. N. Scott Momaday contributes a short foreword

Heilbron: The Sun in the Church. Cathedrals as Solar Observatories. Paperback

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  • The Sun in the Church. Cathedrals as Solar Observatories
  • J. L. Heilbron 1999
  • Paperback, 366 pages, 8 colour illustrations, 42 halftones, 87 line illustrations, 15 tables, 250 x 180 mm
  • Between 1650 and 1750, four Catholic churches were the best solar observatories in the world. Built to fix an unquestionable date for Easter, they also housed instruments that threw light on the disputed geometry of the solar system, and so within sight of the altar, subverted church doctrine about the order of the universe. A tale of politically canny astronomers and cardinals with a taste for mathematics, this text tells how these observatories came to be, how they worked, and what they accomplished.
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Heitzer: Das Bild des Kometen in der Kunst. Untersuchungen zur ikonographischen und ikonologischen Tradition des Kometenmotivs in der Kunst vom 14. bis zum 18. Jahrhundert. Gebunden

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  • Bild des Kometen in der Kunst. Untersuchungen zur ikonographischen und ikonologischen Tradition des Kometenmotivs in der Kunst vom 14. bis zum 18. Jahrhundert. Gebunden
  • Elisabeth Heitzer
  • 305 Seiten mit Text. Literaturverzeichnis, Index. 68 Tafeln. 1995

Herz-Fischler: A Mathematical History of the Golden Number. Paperback

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  • A Mathematical History of the Golden Number.
  • Herz-Fischler, Roger
  • Pb. 224 pages, black & white illustrations, 278 x 214 mm.
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Hidetoshi, Rothman: Sacred Mathematics: Japanese Temple Geometry. Hardcover

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  • Sacred Mathematics: Japanese Temple Geometry. Hardcover
  • By Fukagawa Hidetoshi and Tony Rothman. With a foreword by Freeman Dyson
  • 392 pages. 16 color and 150 line illustrations. 2008. Between the 17th and 19th centuries Japan was totally isolated from the West by imperial decree. During that time, a unique brand of homegrown mathematics flourished, one that was completely uninfluenced by developments in Western mathematics. People from all walks of life, samurai, farmers, and merchants, inscribed a wide variety of geometry problems on wooden tablets called sangaku

Holscher: The Language of Images in Roman Art. Paperback

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  • The Language of Images in Roman Art
  • Tonio Holscher
  • Paperback, 188 pages, 52 b/w illus., 216 x 138 mm
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Hunger: Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia. Volume V: Lunar and Planetary Texts. Cloth

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  • Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia. Volume V: Lunar and Planetary Texts. Cloth. 21x30 cm
  • Edited by Hermann Hunger. Including Materials by Abraham J. Sachs. With an Appendix by John M. Steele
  • 400 Seiten, und 50 Tafeln mit Abbildungen. 2002. Dieser Band enthält Zusammen-stellungen von Daten für den Mond und die Planeten aus der Zeit vom 8. Jh. bis zum 1. Jh. v. Chr. Die überwiegende Mehrheit dieser Daten sind Beobachtungen, die vermutlich aus Diaries, wie sie in Band I bis III publiziert wurden, exzerpiert sind.

Kaye: The Bakhshali Manuscript: A Study in Medieval Mathematics (Archaeological Survey of India)

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  • Bakhshali Manuscript: A Study in Medieval Mathematics (Archaeological Survey of India) Parts I, II, and III (Bound in one). 34x24cm
  • G R. Kaye
  • Parts I: Introduction. Parts II:  The Text (includes 42 plates). Parts III: The Text Re-Arranged. iii, 238 pages, 42 plates. 1927, reprint 2004

Krupp: Echoes of the Ancient Skies. The Astronomy of Lost Civilizations. Paperback

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  • Echoes of the Ancient Skies. The Astronomy of Lost Civilizations. Paperback.
  • E.C. Krupp
  • xvii, 386 pages, bibliography, index, numerous illustrations. 1983. Reprint 2003. Director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, astronomer Krupp writes about observation of the sky by ancient people and its impact on their culture. He explains how the sky really works, then surveys observatories in sites from China, Babylonia, Scotland, Peru, and elsewhere.

Krupp: Skywatchers, Shamans and Kings. Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power. Paperback

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  • Skywatchers, Shamans and Kings. Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power. Cloth
  • E.C. Krupp. 364 pages, many illustrations, bibliography, index. 1999. This text describes how ancient kings and shamans all over the world used their special knowledge of the night sky to rule their kingdoms and empires. It explains that this celestial knowledge was central to the religions and myths of most ancient cultures.

Leitz: Altägyptische Sternuhren. Gebunden

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  • Altägyptische Sternuhren. Gebunden
  • Christian Leitz
  • xi, 293 Seiten davon 23 Plänen, Falt-(Stern)-karten, Indices. 1995. Im ersten Kapitel werden zum ersten Mal die wichtigen Texte aud dem Naos mit den Dekanen publiziert, der sich als ein altägyptischer Vorläufer der griechischen und lateinischen Dekantexte herausstellt. Das zweite Kapitel behandelt die diagonalen Sternuhren auf den Holzsärgen des Mittleren Reiches.

Lieven: Der Himmel über Esna: Eine Fallstudie zur Religiösen Astronomie in Ägypten am Beispiel der kosmologischen Decken- und Architravinschriften im Tempel von Esna

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  • Himmel über Esna. Eine Fallstudie zur Religiösen Astronomie in Ägypten am Beispiel der kosmologischen Decken- und Architravinschriften im Tempel von Esna.
  • Alexandra von Lieven
  • 248 Seiten, mit Bibliographie, Indices, 9 Tafeln, 1 Falttafel. 2000. Der römerzeitliche Pronaos des Tempels von Esna ist eine bedeutende Quelle für die Religion des Alten Ägypten auch noch in sehr später Zeit. Das vorliegende Werk behandelt die astronomischen Decken- und Architravinschriften und begleitenden Darstellungen.

Livio: The Golden Ratio: The Story of PHI, the World's Most Astonishing Number

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  • The Golden Ratio: The Story of PHI, the World's Most Astonishing Number
  • Mario Livio
  • Paperback: 294 pages
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Lockyer: The Dawn of Astronomy: A Study of Temple Worship and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians. Paperback

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  • Dawn of Astronomy: A Study of Temple Worship and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians. Paperback
  • J. Norman Lockyer. Preface by Giorgio de Santillana
  • 464 pages. Reprint 1894 edition, 2006. This celebrated study, derived from Lockyer's belief that ancient Egyptian monuments were constructed "in strict relation to the stars", explores the relationship between astronomy and architecture in the age of the pharaohs.

Lundy: Sacred Geometry. Hb

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  • Sacred Geometry
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Geometry is one of a group of special sciences - Number, Music and Cosmology are the others - found identically in nearly every culture on earth. In this small volume, Miranda Lundy presents a unique introduction to this most ancient and timeless of universal sciences. Sacred Geometry demonstrates what happens to space in two dimensions - a subject last flowering in the art, science and architecture of the Renaissance and seen in the designs of Stonehenge, mosque decorations and church windows. With exquisite hand-drawn images throughout showing the relationship between shapes, the patterns of coin circles, and the definition of the golden section, it will forever alter the way in which you look at a triangle, hexagon, arch, or spiral.

Magli: Architecture, Astronomy, and Sacred Landscape in Ancient Egypt. hb

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  • Architecture, Astronomy, and Sacred Landscape in Ancient Egypt.
  • Giulio Magli 2013
  • Hardback, 284 pages, 61 b/w illus. 18 maps 7 tables, 253 x 177 mm.
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McNeill: The Human Web : A Bird's Eye View of World History. Paperback

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  • The Human Web: A Bird's Eye View of World History.
  • McNeill, J.R.; McNeill, William H.
  • Paperback, 350 pages, black & white illustrations, black & white tables, maps, 234 x 164 mm.
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Melchizedek: The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, Vol. 1

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  • The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, Vol. 1
  • Melchizedek, Drunvalo
  • Paperback: 240 pages
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Melchizedek: The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, Vol. 2

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  • The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, Volume 2
  • Melchizedek, Drunvalo
  • Paperback: 476 pages
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Plofker: Mathematics in India. Cloth

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  • Mathematics in India. American edition. Cloth
  • Kim Plofker
  • 384 pages, 10 halftones, 40 line illustrations. 2008. Based on extensive research in Sanskrit sources, Mathematics in India chronicles the development of mathematical techniques and texts in South Asia from antiquity to the early modern period. Kim Plofker reexamines the few facts about Indian mathematics that have become common knowledge--such as the Indian origin of Arabic numerals--and she sets them in a larger textual and cultural framework.

Polkinghorne: Science and Religion in Quest of Truth. Pb

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  • Science and Religion in Quest of Truth.
  • John Polkinghorne 2011
  • Paperback: 160 pages, 216 x 138 mm
  • '[This book] covers what I believe to be the critical issues in the contemporary vigorous debate between science and theology, concentrating on what I judge to be the essential insights that are relevant to the issues raised. References are given to my earlier writings where chapters can be found that afford a more detailed engagement with particular issues, but I believe that on its own the present book lays out the core concepts that are fundamental in what is surely one of the most significant interdisciplinary interactions of our time, pursued in a wide quest for truthful understanding. The book concentrates on my own work, not at all because I think that I have said all that need be said, but simply because, after more than thirty years of reflection, this is what I have to offer.' From the Introduction
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Quadrivium : Number Geometry Music Heaven. hb

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  • Quadrivium : Number Geometry Music Heaven.
  • Ashton, Anthony; Lundy, Miranda, et al
  • Hb, 409 pages, Illustrations, 188 x 157 mm.
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Read: Time and Sacrifice in the Aztec Cosmos. Cloth

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  • Time and Sacrifice in the Aztec Cosmos. Cloth
  • Kay Almere Read
  • 308 pages, 5 tables, 20 figures, bibliography, index. 1998, cover bit faded but reduced price

Ruggles: Megalithic Astronomy. A New Archaeological and Statistical Study of 300 Western Scottish Sites. Paperback

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  • Megalithic Astronomy. A New Archaeological and Statistical Study of 300 Western Scottish Sites. BAR Report 123. Paperback
  • C.L.N. Ruggles
  • 320 pages, with a bibliography. 1984

Sharma: Maharishi Parasara's Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra. A Compendium in Vedic Astrology. Hardcover. 2 Volumes

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  • Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra. Maharishi Parasara's Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra. A Compendium in Vedic Astrology. Hardcover. 2 Volumes
  • Translation, commentary and annotation by Girish Chand Sharma
  • Sanskrit Text and English Translation
  • Volume 1: 651 pages, with text illustrations. Volume 2: xxiii, 797 pages, with text illustrations. 1995, Reprint 2003

Shukla: Vastesvara - Siddhanta and Gola of Vatesvara. Volume 1. Hardcover. Indian publication

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  • Vastesvara - Siddhanta and Gola of Vatesvara. Volume 1. Hardcover
  • Critically edited by Kripa Shankar Shukla
  • Volume 1: Sanskrit text. 1986
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Smith: Fathoming the Cosmos and Ordering the World: The Yijing (I Ching, or Classic of Changes) and Its Evolution in China. Hardcover

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  • Fathoming the Cosmos and Ordering the World: The Yijing (I Ching, or Classic of Changes) and Its Evolution in China. Hardcover
  • by Richard J. Smith
  • xix, 393 pages. 2008

Stadler: Einführung in die ägyptische Religion ptolemäisch-römischer Zeit nach den demotischen religiösen Texten, 1. Pb

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  • Einführung in die ägyptische Religion ptolemäisch-römischer Zeit nach den demotischen religiösen Texten, 1.
  • M.A. Stadler
  • Einführungen und Quellentexte zur Ägyptologie. 256 S. 23.5 cm. Kartoniert.
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Taylor: Celestial Geometry. Understanding the Astronomical Meanings of Ancient Sites. Hb

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  • Celestial Geometry: Understanding the Astronomical Meanings of Ancient Sites.
  • Ken Taylor
  • Hardback, 240 pages, col. Illustrations, 248 x 215 mm
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Urdang: The Facts on File Dictionary of Numerical Allusions. Hardcover

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  • Facts on File Dictionary of Numerical Allusions. Hardcover
  • by Laurence Urdang
  • 324 pages. 1986. Lists the associations in history, crime, popular culture, music, religion, geography, technology, folk tales, mythology, and magic for numbers from absolute zero to infinity

Vedayayas: Astronomical Dating of the Mahabharata War. Cloth

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  • Astronomical Dating of the Mahabharata War. Cloth, 19x25cm.
  • Dr. E. Vedayayas, IAS, Ph.D.
  • 343 pages, with bibliography and index

Wiebach-Koepke: Sonnenlauf und kosmische Regeneration. Zur Systematik der Lebensprozesse in den Unterweltsbüchern. 2 Teilen, CDRom, Gebunden

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  • Sonnenlauf und kosmische Regeneration. Zur Systematik der Lebensprozesse in den Unterweltsbüchern. Teil 1: Untersuchungen, Teil 2: Materialien des Tabellenwerks und der Schautafeln. CD-ROM. Gebunden, 29,7x21cm
  • Silvia Wiebach-Koepke
  • 2008. Die Vorstellungswelt der Unterweltsbücher beinhaltet Handlungsabläufe und Vorgänge im Rahmen der Göttersphäre; diese spielen sich innerhalb der verschiedensten Lebensbereiche ab.

Williamson. Living the Sky: The Cosmos of the American Indian

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  • Living the Sky: The Cosmos of the American Indian
  • by Ray. A. Williamson
  • 366 pages, with notes, bibliography and index, numerous illustrations, some in colour. maps, tables. 1987