People and the Sky
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Since the late 19th century, when electric lights first illuminated city streets, urban populations have lost sight of the night sky. Our ancestors, on the other hand, were highly attuned to the stars, their constellations and diurnal rhythms enabling them to entertain, farm, hunt, navigate and organise. This engaging book looks at how ancient societies as far flung as Polynesia, China, the Americas and Europe relied upon the stars for their survival and happiness. Off-mint.