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The first astronomers : how indigenous elders read the stars, Duane Hamacher

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The first astronomers : how indigenous elders read the stars
Title
The first astronomers
Title remainder
how indigenous elders read the stars
Statement of responsibility
Duane Hamacher
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The First Astronomers is the first book to reveal the rich knowledge of the stars and the planets held by First Peoples around the world. Our eyes have been drawn away from the skies to our screens. We no longer look to the stars to forecast the weather, predict the seasons, or plant our gardens. Most of us cannot even see the Milky Way. But First Nations Elders around the world still maintain this knowledge, and there is much we can learn from them. These Elders are expert observers of the stars. They teach that everything on the land is reflected in the sky, and everything in the sky is reflected on the land. How does this work, and how can we better understand our place in the universe? Guided by six First Nations Elders, Duane Hamacher takes us on a journey across space and time to reveal the wisdom of the first astronomers. These living systems of knowledge challenge conventional ideas about the nature of science and the longevity of oral tradition. Indigenous science is dynamic, adapting to changes in the skies and on earth, pointing the way for a world facing the profound disruptions of climate change
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11054688
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SALS
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Hamacher, Duane W
Dewey number
520.89
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Ethnoastronomy
Target audience
adult
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how Indigenous elders read the stars
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The first astronomers : how indigenous elders read the stars, Duane Hamacher
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000070406709
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760877200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1291505139
Label
The first astronomers : how indigenous elders read the stars, Duane Hamacher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000070406709
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760877200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1291505139

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