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Krupp, E. C. (Edwin C.) 1944-

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Echoes of the ancient skies : the astronomy of lost civilizations by E. C Krupp( Book )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intriguing world of archaeoastronomy - the study of ancient peoples' observations of the skies and the impact of what they saw on their cultural evolution - is the focus of this eminently readable and authoritative survey. Author E. C. Krupp, an astronomer, is the director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California. He is one of the world's greatest experts on archaeoastronomy, and the author of numerous books including Beyond the Blue Horizon (1992) and In Search of Ancient Astronomies (1978). His interpretations of sky-watching customs from around the world range from everyday pursuits such as measuring time and calculating planting seasons to philosophical issues concerning the role of humanity within the larger context of the universe. Beginning with an explanation of how the sky works and how people have relied upon its guidance for centuries, Dr. Krupp explores ancient and prehistoric observatories, from sites in China and Babylonia to Scotland and Peru. He relates sky god mythology from many cultures, discusses astronomy's influence on funerary rites and other vigils and rituals, and profiles sacred places such as Stonehenge and the kivas of the American Southwest. An extraordinary interdisciplinary work of investigation and discovery, this book offers a compelling portrait of the ancient stargazers, their beliefs, and their customs. 208 illustrations. Bibliography. Index
In search of ancient astronomies by E. C Krupp( Book )

38 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stonehenge to von Daniken : archaeoastronomy discovers our sophisticated ancestors
Skywatchers, shamans & kings : astronomy and the archaeology of power by E. C Krupp( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents "essential sacred places--as well as celestial shrines far off the beaten path," "a fascinating journey to all corners of the world to visit the shrines and temples, tombs and caves where ancient priests and rulers communed with the gods of the sky."--Jacket
The Big Dipper and you by E. C Krupp( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents what is known today and past beliefs about the Big Dipper, or Ursa Major, and gives added information on the North Star, or Polaris
The rainbow and you by E. C Krupp( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how rainbows are formed by the colors in sunlight shining through raindrops
The comet and you by E. C Krupp( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history, appearance, and physical composition of Halley's comet and compares it to other comets, describing its path through the solar system and its predicted return
James Turrell : a retrospective by Michael Govan( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published in conjunction with a major retrospective, this comprehensive volume illuminates the origins and motivations of James Turrell's incredibly diverse and exciting body of work--from his Mendota studio days to his monumental work-in-progress Roden Crater. Whether he's projecting shapes on a flat wall or into the corner of a gallery space, James Turrell is perpetually asking us to "go inside and greet the light"--Evoking his Quaker upbringing. In fact, all of Turrell's work has been influenced by his life experiences with aviation, science, and psychology, and as a key player in Los Angeles's exploding art scene of the 1960s. Enhanced by thoughtful essays and an illuminating interview with the artist, this monograph explores every aspect of Turrell's career to date--from his early geometric light projections, prints, and drawings, through his installations exploring sensory deprivation and seemingly unmodulated fields of colored light, to recent two-dimensional experiments with holograms. It also features an in-depth look at Roden Crater, a site-specific intervention into the landscape near Flagstaff, Arizona, which will be presented through models, plans, photographs, and drawings. Fans of this highly influential artist will find much to savor in this wide-ranging and beautiful book, featuring specially commissioned new photography by Florian Holzherr"--
Beyond the blue horizon : myths and legends of the sun, moon, stars, and planets by E. C Krupp( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the Blue Horizon is a treasure trove of myths, legends, and stories in which people have, through the ages, attempted to understand the cosmos and its meaning for humankind. Collecting an astonishing amount of lore between the covers of a single book, Krupp explains why our ancestors were so intrigued by the heavens, and what their celestial stories meant. Readers will learn, for example, that many cultures saw a rabbit--rather than a man--in the moon, and that this moon-rabbit, as a symbol of sacrifice and rebirth, is a cousin of our own Easter Bunny; that to our ancestors, an eclipse challenged the stability and integrity of heaven and thus threatened order and life on earth; that the magical sleighride and chimney antics of Santa Claus echo the ancient journeys of shamans and witch doctors; that our "dog days" of July and August originated in Roman times with the summer appearance of Sirius, the Dog Star; and that the contemporary stories of UFOs reveal the mystery and meaning the sky still holds for us as we approach the twenty-first century
The moon and you by E. C Krupp( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information about the moon, describing its phases, rotation, effect on our tides, and some of the myths and legends about the Earth's nearest neighbor in space
Archaeoastronomy and the roots of science( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeoastronomy is a rapidly developing interdisciplinary inquiry into the minds of our prehistoric and ancient ancestors, one that attempts to reconstruct the ways in which early peoples made use of the sky and its significance to them. Astronomy appears to be a fundamental component of culture, making the scope of archaeoastronomy worldwide. This book, reviewing recent research, includes new material on the megalith builders in Western Europe, North American Indians, the literate civilizations of Mesoamerica, the Andean culture of the Incas, and the Egyptians, among others. Recent discoveries and controversies are highlighted, and the relationship of ancient skywatching to the development of true science is explored. This is not a tracing of the historical thread leading from pre-science to science; rather it is a cross-cultural search for those elements of prescientific activity that might give us a hint of the process of evolution of our own relationship with the sky
The Message of starlight by Joel M Levine( Visual )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at clues to the past, present and future of galaxies as provided by the stars which are the living record of the universe
Cosmology, calendars, and horizon-based astronomy in ancient Mesoamerica( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""This book is an interdisciplinary tour-de-force that establishes the critical role astronomy played in the religious and civic lives of the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica. Providing examples of how pre-Columbian peoples merged ideas about the cosmos with those concerning calendar and astronomy, and showcases the value of detailed examinations of astronomical data for understanding ancient cultures."--Provided by publisher"--
Lunar geology by Joel M Levine( Visual )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video contrasts information about the moon gathered through telescopic astronomy with that obtained from the Ranger, Surveyor, and Apollo programs and examines various types of lunar landforms and the lunar environment. It shows the different types of rock found in the maria and lunar highlands and explains how the dating of minerals provides information about the history of the moon. Also presented, is the rationale for the binary accretion theory
Project Universe : an introduction to astronomy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercury and Venus by Joel M Levine( Visual )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Mercury and Venus, the two planets closest
Sun, moon : myths, tales, and visions( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solar system debris by Joel M Levine( Visual )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the other objects in the solar system: meteorites, comets, minor planets, interplanetory dust and gas
Mars by Everardo Gout( Visual )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Mars, the planet selected as a remote laboratory where the search for life would begin
Saturn by Joel M Levine( Visual )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the planet Saturn, encircled by a halo of brilliant white rings and a family of numerous moons
The Big Bang by Marc Lachièze-Rey( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientists believe than an immense explosion about 12 million years ago gave rise to the universe. "Learn how images from the Hubble Space Telescope have contributed to our knowledge of those first moments of the cosmos ..."--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Ed Krupp Amerikaans astronoom

Ed Krupp astronome américain

Ed Krupp astrónomo estadounidense

Edwin C. Krupp US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker und Autor

Krupp, E. C.

Krupp, E.C. 1944-

Krupp, Edwin C.

Krupp, Edwin C. 1944-

크룹, 에드윈 C. 1944-

クラップ, E. C.

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Skywatchers, shamans & kings : astronomy and the archaeology of powerThe Big Dipper and youThe rainbow and youBeyond the blue horizon : myths and legends of the sun, moon, stars, and planetsThe moon and you