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The Resource Many skies : alternative histories of the sun, moon, planets, and stars, Arthur Upgren

Many skies : alternative histories of the sun, moon, planets, and stars, Arthur Upgren

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Many skies : alternative histories of the sun, moon, planets, and stars
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Many skies
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alternative histories of the sun, moon, planets, and stars
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Arthur Upgren
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eng
Summary
Many Skies: Alternative Histories of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Stars examines the changes in science that alternative solar, stellar, and galactic arrangements would have brought, and explores the different theologies, astrologies, and methods of tracking time that would have developed to reflect them. Our perception of our surroundings, the number of gods we worship, the symbols we use in art and literature, even the way we form nations and empires are all closely tied to our particular (and accidental) placement in the universe. Upgren also explores the actual ways that human inte
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Many skies : alternative histories of the sun, moon, planets, and stars, Arthur Upgren
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Many skies : alternative histories of the sun, moon, planets, and stars, Arthur Upgren
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt5hjbb8
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-190) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The Sun and the Moon -- Our Three Moons -- Within a Triple Star -- Our Backward Stellar Magnitude System -- An Improper Proper Motion -- All Our Yesterdays -- We Are Alone -- Part II: The Planets -- The Rings of Earth -- Next Door to a Giant -- Double Planet -- Debris in the Solar System -- Seasons of Paradox -- More Than One Pluto -- Part III: The Stars -- What if the Sun were Red? or Blue? -- The Vernal Equinox Lies in Virgo -- Vega and Deneb Change Places -- The Pleiades Star Cluster is as Close as the Hyades -- The Great Popcorn Balls -- The Milky Way Lies along our Equator -- We Are Alone II -- Part IV: Homemade Skies -- Ring of Rubbish -- The Tangled Skein of Celestial Mechanics -- A Second Chance -- Chicxulub, the Worst Sky of All
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1 online resource (viii, 198 pages)
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online
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9780813553566
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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