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

Overview
Works: 119 works in 225 publications in 4 languages and 6,891 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Art  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Illustrator, Speaker, wpr, zxx
Classifications: QB16, 520.93
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Most widely held works by E. C Krupp
Echoes of the ancient skies : the astronomy of lost civilizations by E. C Krupp( Book )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,717 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. Krupp's 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
In search of ancient astronomies by E. C Krupp( Book )

35 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stonehenge to von Daniken : archaeoastronomy discovers our sophisticated ancestors
The Big Dipper and you by E. C Krupp( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 777 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 765 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 653 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
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 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moon and you by E. C Krupp( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 403 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 )

10 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
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"--
Sun, moon : myths, tales, and visions( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Message of starlight by Joel M Levine( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Big bang by Joel M Levine( Visual )

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

Earth, the water planet by Joel M Levine( Visual )

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

The morphology of rich clusters of galaxies by E. C Krupp( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electromagnetic radiation by Joel M Levine( Visual )

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

Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto by Joel M Levine( Visual )

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

Lunar geology by Joel M Levine( Visual )

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

Lunar geology( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 4 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
Supernovas and pulsars by Joel M Levine( Visual )

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

Ten to ō to shāman = Skywatchers, shamans, and kings : Ten ni omoi o haseru shihaishatachi( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ed Krupp Amerikaans astronoom

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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The Big Dipper and youThe rainbow and youBeyond the blue horizon : myths and legends of the sun, moon, stars, and planetsThe moon and you