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The Human Cosmos: Civilization and the Stars

Author: Jo Marchant.

The Human Cosmos: Civilization and the Stars

Author: Jo Marchant.

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Item #: D31764
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 386
Publication Date: 2020
Publisher: Dutton
ISBN: 9780593183014
For millennia, our relationship with the stars shaped our art, religious beliefs, scientific advances, and even our biology. In this NPR Best Book of 2020, Jo Marchant points out that we have now separated ourselves from the universe, at a dire cost. Taking an inspiring intellectual odyssey, Marchant travels to the caves at Lascaux and to the summer solstice... More
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For millennia, our relationship with the stars shaped our art, religious beliefs, scientific advances, and even our biology. In this NPR Best Book of 2020, Jo Marchant points out that we have now separated ourselves from the universe, at a dire cost. Taking an inspiring intellectual odyssey, Marchant travels to the caves at Lascaux and to the summer solstice at a 5,000-year-old tomb in Ireland. Along the way, Marchant shares stories of medieval monks grappling with the nature of time, Tahitian sailors navigating by the stars, and Einstein making a breakthrough.


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