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Uncommon sense : understanding nature's truths across time and culture / Anthony Aveni.

By: Aveni, Anthony F.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boulder, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, c2006Description: xviii, 250 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0870818287 (alk. paper); 9780870818288 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Astronomy | Astronomy -- Social aspects | Astrology | Space and time | Science -- Social aspects | Science -- Philosophy
Contents:
Contents: I: Where we conflict -- What was that star? -- Where orbits came from and how the Greeks unstacked the deck -- Why you can't have a big bang without Darwin--and vice versa -- When disciplines collide : from dinosaurs to the dogon -- II: What we share -- What's in a number? -- Time, the city, and a King's dilemma -- Space : are maps really territory? -- Lists : does everybody do science? -- Symbols : the natural history of a [pecked cross] -- Last Words
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-242) and index.

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