History of Astronomy

Astronomy is the oldest of the natural sciences, dating back to antiquity, with its origins in the religious, mythological, cosmological, calendrical, and astrological beliefs and practices of prehistory: vestiges of these are still found in astrology, a discipline long interwoven with public and governmental astronomy, and not completely disentangled from it until a few centuries ago in the Western World. In some cultures, astronomical data was used for astrological prognostication.
This book gives the history of Astronomy in various civilization and part of the world.

  • Pages: 228
  • 9789387513044 • PAPERBACK • Jan-18 • Rs.513
  • Subjects:
  • History of Astronomy
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Shelley Gunn is a retired teacher and loves writing. This is her first book.