The Sky Atlas

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Edward Brooke-Hitching

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After the enormous international success of The Phantom Atlas and The Golden Atlas, Edward Brooke-Hitching's stunning new book unveils some of the most beautiful maps and charts ever created during mankind's quest to map the skies above us. This richly illustrated treasury showcases the finest examples of celestial cartography - a glorious genre of map-making often overlooked by modern map books - as well as medieval manuscripts, masterpiece paintings, ancient star catalogues, antique instruments and other appealing curiosities. This is the sky as it has never been presented before: the realm of stars and planets, but also of gods, devils, weather wizards, flying sailors, medieval aliens, mythological animals and rampaging spirits. The reader is taken on a tour of star-obsessed cultures around the world, learning about Tibetan sky burials, star-covered Inuit dancing coats, Mongolian astral prophets and Sir William Herschel's 1781 discovery of Uranus, the first planet to be found since antiquity. Even stranger are the forgotten stories from European history, like the English belief of the Middle Ages in ships that sailed a sea above the clouds, 16th-century German UFO sightings and the Edwardian aristocrat who mistakenly mapped alien-made canals on the surface of Mars.

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Auteur
Edward Brooke-Hitching
Uitgever
Simon and Schuster UK
Taal
Engels
ISBN
9781471178931
Productsoort
Boek
Uitvoering
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Categorie
BoekenEngelse boekenLiteratuur & RomansLiteratuurVertaalde literatuur
Leeftijd
Volwassenen
Verschijningsdatum
10/17/2019
Aantal pagina's
256
Formaat
254 x 197 x 32 mm
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