An elegant, lushly illustrated celebration of the power of the sun recounts ancient lore, countless legends, and myths, ranging from India's view the sun as the Universal Creator to tales of Greece's powerful sun god, Apollo.
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Descripción Courage Books, Philadelphia, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. First American Printing.. 128 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. ASTRONOMY. This lavishly illustrated book charts in fact and fable, magic and myth our fascination with our nearest star. This book is divided into five sections. The first looks at the sun's place in ancient religions, examining the myths surrounding the sun throughout history. Sections two and three provide a fascinating insight into solar phenomena and science's attempt to understand them. Starting with the Ancient Greeks and moving on to Arabic astronomy , Renaissance innovation, and the discovery of the telescope, the sun in all of its glory and mystery is charted and explained, from eclipses, rainbows, auroras, sun dogs, haloes, coronas. In section four the author examines the sun's role in nurturing life on Earth. The sun in art is the subject of the last chapter which examines depictions of the sun in paintings and architecture. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Moon, Tom Folley, Sir Arnold Wolfendale, Iain Zaczek, Astronomy, Eclipses, Rainbows, Auroras, Sun Dogs, Haloes, Sundials, Coronas Telescopes, Earth, Nicolaus Copernicus, Planets, William Blake, American Indians, Nuclear Reactions). book. Nº de ref. de la librería 66571X1
Descripción Courage Books, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110762401400