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The Mapping of the Heavens

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Throughout history people have sought ways in which to 'map' the heavens. From the sources of mathematics and mythology sprang the classic star chart, the finest examples of which are at once scientific document and minor art form. In this illustrated work, Peter Whitfield reveals some of the ways in which the structure of the universe has been conceived, explained and depicted. With examples ranging from the Stone Age to the Space Age - ancient observatories, the angelic visions of Dante, images from the Copernican ...

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The Mapping of the Heavens
1997, The British Library Publishing Division, London

ISBN-13: 9780712345392

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The Mapping of the Heavens
1995, Pomegranate Communications, San Francisco, CA

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The Mapping of the Heavens
1995, The British Library Publishing Division, London

ISBN-13: 9780712304023

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