Beneath the Night

£9.99

From Stone Age to space age, every human who has looked up at the night sky has seen the same stars in the same patterns. They reveal our entire history, as well as hinting at our ultimate fate. Stuart Clark tells the full story of this relationship. From prehistoric cave art and Ancient Egyptian zodiacs to the modern era of satellites and space exploration, he reveals the history of a fascination that has shaped our scientific understanding; helped us navigate the terrestrial world; provided inspiration for our poets, artists and philosophers; and given us a place to project our hopes and fears. This is the story of the universe, and our place within it.

Description

The awe-inspiring history of humanity told through our relationship with stars and the night sky.

‘Excellent . . . This books makes you rethink the traditional story of the history of astronomy . . . Effortlessly readable.’
BBC Sky at Night

‘Stuart Clark’s picture of the yawning gaps in our understanding of the cosmos is fuller than most.’
Nature

From the Stone Age to the Space Age, Stuart Clark explores a fascination shared across the world, one that has unequivocally shaped us as civilisations and as individuals, housing our hopes and fears. In the stars, we can see our past – and ultimately, our fate.

Additional information

Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

520.89 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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