Stonehenge

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Once part of a large culture of stone circles, Stonehenge—built around 3000 B.C. and developed over the next 1,500 years—is the most famous. The remains of a once-wealthy and evidently learned tribal community, it reflects the apparently disparate subjects of archaeology, astronomy, metrology, sacred geometry, and even shamanism. How were eclipses predicted at Stonehenge? Why were some stones brought all the way from Wales? What is the secret geometry of seven eights? These and many other questions are ...

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Overview

Once part of a large culture of stone circles, Stonehenge—built around 3000 B.C. and developed over the next 1,500 years—is the most famous. The remains of a once-wealthy and evidently learned tribal community, it reflects the apparently disparate subjects of archaeology, astronomy, metrology, sacred geometry, and even shamanism. How were eclipses predicted at Stonehenge? Why were some stones brought all the way from Wales? What is the secret geometry of seven eights? These and many other questions are answered—and Stonehenge's secrets revealed—in this fascinating small book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802713858
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Series: Wooden Books Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 6.46 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Author and illustrator Robin Heath is a mathematician and engineer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2007

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    Not intended for the casual tourist, this book is designed to present an overview of the essence of Stonehenge, from the cold stones to the wild theories. Due to the small size and format of the book, there are numerous references to other works for further information. A great start for further dabbling or research, due to the inexpensive format and breadth of information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2004

    How did this get published?

    This book is very poorly written. The organization is weak; it is very difficult to track what you are learning. The prose is unexciting, and often lapses into nonsequiturs and familiar addresses to the reader. The grammar is incorrect in many instances. The content is marginal. The substance might have been stronger that it appears, however, but the lack of organization obscures the content. The author often uses undefined terms and concepts, or links the text to ideas that are far-flung throughout the book. I am sorry I wasted my time and money on it. I have never submitted a review before, but was so disappointed in this book, that I had to speak out.

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