How the Shaman stole the moon in search of ancient prophet-scientists : from Stonehenge to the Grand Canyon by William H. Calvin

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Published by Bantam Books in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Archaeoastronomy.,
  • Eclipses.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-216) and index.

Book details

StatementWilliam H. Calvin ; with illustrations by Malcolm Wells and photographs by the author.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGN799.A8 C35 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 223 p. :
Number of Pages223
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1535554M
ISBN 100553077406
LC Control Number91013528
OCLC/WorldCa23462846

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