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by Julius D. W. Staal


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We have several very good books that help us identify heavenly bodies and learn specifics about our corner of the galaxy

We have several very good books that help us identify heavenly bodies and learn specifics about our corner of the galaxy. And as for cultural, it's really more "multi-cultural. Every society on Earth has gazed up at the Milky Way and developed lore and legends describing the drama of the firmament. Most guides that mention constellations use Greco-Roman mythology and names

A classic in astronomy, this book describes the rich body of celestial lore that has developed among the world's cultures.

Items related to New Patterns in the Sky: Myths and . The narrative is lively; the book most readable

ISBN 13: 9780939923106. Looking at the current of The New Patterns in the Sky, I can appreciate what a major effort it was; to cover the subject comprehensively would require a multivolume work. But Staal chose his samplings well, from the familiar to the exotic. The narrative is lively; the book most readable. - The Classical Outlook, December-January, 1988-1989.

Staniland Wake, Serpent Worship and Other Essays, 1888, Banton Press, Largs, 1990. Stecchini, Livio . ‘Notes on the Relation of Ancient Measures to the Great Pyramid’, see Tompkins Stephens, John L, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan, 2 vols, 1841, Dover, New York, NY, 1969.

Staal, Julius D. W. (1988). The McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company. Thomas Wm. Hamilton, Useful Star Names, Strategic Books, 2008. The Deep Photographic Guide to the Constellations: Pisces.

Julius D Staal, Julius D W Staal. Star maps depict the constellations with outline figures.

This book explores the wonderful mystical Aboriginal astronomical stories and traditions, and the way in which these are used for practical applications such as navigation and harvesting

Provides astronomical data on the constellations. This book explores the wonderful mystical Aboriginal astronomical stories and traditions, and the way in which these are used for practical applications such as navigation and harvesting. It also describes the journey of exploration which is opening Western eyes to this treasury of ancient Aboriginal knowledge.

Provides astronomical data on the constellations and relates myths and legends associated with each one.

Comments: (7)

melody of you
New Patterns in the Sky was a required text for a course in Constellation Mythology. I opted for a used copy, which was in much better condition than the used ones available at my college bookstore and also less expensive. The book would be a fascinating read even outside of a class. I especially enjoyed learning about Orion and Ursa Major being viewed so similarly by different cultures around the world.
Kulalas
Stargazing is addictive in a good way: the more you do it, the better you get, and the more you want to learn. So even the rankest amateur will begin to build a reference library that will be consulted again and again.

We have several very good books that help us identify heavenly bodies and learn specifics about our corner of the galaxy. This book is a little different: the late Julius D. W. Staal offers the stories behind the stars, an approach that addresses the cultural, rather than the scientific, aspect of constellations.

And as for cultural, it's really more "multi-cultural." Every society on Earth has gazed up at the Milky Way and developed lore and legends describing the drama of the firmament. Most guides that mention constellations use Greco-Roman mythology and names. Interesting, but limiting. What did the Chinese call Orion? What did the Navajo have to say about Cassiopeia ?

You won't need this book out in the field, but it's fun to page through as you become more familiar with the constellations.

Staal published an earlier version of this book meant for people viewing from Britain, and this edition was published after his death. I am sure he would have been happy with the final product, though.

If you're at all interested in astronomy, this is a book you should have on your shelf.
Shakataxe
This book goes ancient and inter-culture with stars and constellations. It makes me wonder why most people think the Greek is the beginning and the end (although that's also covered). I think the biggest kick is the American Indian astronomy. The "NEW" patterns is kind of a misleading... This is strictly early knowledge based.
Tekasa
Good resource for anyone that gives presentations on the night sky. There are a lot of descriptions of star patterns from cultures around the world, including illustrations of the patterns showing which stars they cover.
Zaryagan
This book was quite useful when I was working on a stargazing media project for an app called StarMap (star-map dot fr). It's one of those "standard" reference books that is also very enjoyable to read. It has good historical references for each of the constellations, as well. A must-have for your shelf!
Oveley
This is a great book. It has the familiar stories in it, but it also covers myths from Native American's, Persia and so on. The language is straight forward and it is easy to read. The book is interesting and it steers away from being overly intellectual or pretentious.
Rainshaper
This book was just what my son and I needed to get us going in our new adventures in astronomy. Well done!
This basic information, which forms the basis for all interpretations of the constellations, is harder and harder to find. Here standard stories and interpretations stand beside more original musings. A wonderfully educational resource for the beginner and the enthusiast, alike.
New Patterns in the Sky: Myths and Legends of the Stars download epub
Astronomy & Space Science
Author: Julius D. W. Staal
ISBN: 0939923106
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Astronomy & Space Science
Language: English
Publisher: McDonald & Woodward Pub Co (June 1, 1988)
Pages: 300 pages