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Stairways to the Stars


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Introduction: A Different Sort of Cosmos; The Naked Sky; Standing Stones and Stars: Megalithic Astronomy and the People of Ancient Great Britain; Power from the Sky: Ancient Maya Astronomy and the Cult of Venus; City and Cosmos Astronomy and the Inca Empire; The West Vs; the Rest?; Appendices; Notes; Illustration Credits; Index.

About the Author

ANTHONY AVENI is the Russell B. Colgate Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology at Colgate University. He is the author of Empires of Time, Conversing with the Planets, and Behind the Crystal Ball.


In this work, Tony Aveni, a leading archaeoastronomer from Colgate University, has written a marvelous book about how the celestial rhythms influenced the cultures of the past...fascinating reading.--Science Books and Films

"Clearly, if we can know more about these people, their religion, their culture, their hopes and dreams, according to Dr. Aveni, it will make our understanding of their astronomy more meaningful. This is a good book worth several readings!"--Planetarian

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