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eBook Stonehenge download

by John North

eBook Stonehenge download ISBN: 1416576460
Author: John North
Publisher: Free Press (September 10, 2007)
Language: English
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Stonehenge has fascinated mankind for centuries, enveloping generation after generation in its haunting mystery.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. But while much has been learned about this ancient monument.

Europe and North America Richard Atkinson, Stuart Piggott and John .

Europe and North America. Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, two miles (3 km) west of Amesbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, each around 13 feet (. m) high, seven feet (. m) wide, and weighing around 25 tons. The north-eastern entrance was widened at this time, with the result that it precisely matched the direction of the midsummer sunrise and midwinter sunset of the period. Richard Atkinson, Stuart Piggott and John . Stone re-excavated much of Hawley's work in the 1940s and 1950s, and discovered the carved axes and daggers on the Sarsen Stones.

This "advance" in thinking resulted in stone monuments like Stonehenge in Britain and sites in Western Europe

This "advance" in thinking resulted in stone monuments like Stonehenge in Britain and sites in Western Europe. In tracing the growth of religious thinking and its manifestations in Neolithic Europe, North sees consistency without unity. What he does stress is the advanced thinking that must have been taking place during passing years. Wood and stone circles were positioned with uncanny accuracy to perform their tasks.

John North is Professor Emeritus of History of Philosophy and the Exact Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands and the author of numerous books including "Stonehenge: A New Interpretation of Prehistoric Man and the Cosmos "and" The Ambassadors' Secret. Библиографические данные. Stonehenge: A New Interpretation of Prehistoric Man and the Cosmos.

John David North, FBA (19 May 1934 – 31 October 2008) was an historian of science, whose speciality was the history of astronomy and cosmology, publishing strikingly original interpretations of Chaucer, Holbein and Richard of Wallingford as well as numerous works on archaeology, literature and art.

John North asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

Stonehenge has fascinated mankind for centuries, enveloping generation after generation in its haunting mystery. There have been many attempts to explain the purpose of Stonehenge. Using archaelogical detail and a knowledge of the heavens as they were many millennia ago, North establishes the function of the stones themselves and what we can know of the religion that caused them to be erected.

Stonehenge" The mysterious monument of Stonehenge, standing remote on a bare and boundless heath, as much . Watercolour, 'Stonehenge' by Constable, 1835.

Stonehenge" The mysterious monument of Stonehenge, standing remote on a bare and boundless heath, as much unconnected with the events of past ages as it is with the uses of the present, carries you back beyond all historical records into the obscurity of a totally unknown period"' Inscribed on the mount in ink in a careful script. Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no). Parris, Leslie and Ian Fleming-Williams, Constable London : The Tate Gallery, 1991. ISBN 1854370707, 1854370715.

The modern version of Stonehenge is a total archaeological fabrication based on what archaeologists thought how Stonehenge looked

Both his wife, Maria, and his closest friend, John Fisher, had died, and his two eldest sons had left home. The modern version of Stonehenge is a total archaeological fabrication based on what archaeologists thought how Stonehenge looked. It is now as far removed from its true archaic form as it could be, but then again, archaeologists follow a set orthodoxy set in e. tone, and are utterly unchangeable even when evidence states they need to alter their view.

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Stonehenge has fascinated mankind for centuries, enveloping generation after generation in its haunting mystery. But while much has been learned about this ancient monument, the fundamental questions remain: Who built it? What was its purpose? How was it used?

Drawing on more than 15 years of research, John North has at last succeeded where others have failed. He comprehensively examines Stonehenge from all available angles -- archeological, astronomical, and spiritual -- and considers relevant research from other prehistoric remains in Britain and Northern Europe. He shows, for the first time, that the stones were not so much sighting devices as maps of the heavens and that the design of the monument evolved over thousands of years rather than conforming to a single original blueprint. Such observations form the basis of deductions about prehistoric life and religion that will profoundly affect our understanding of who we are and where we came from.

Comments: (7)
Agalas
This book is hard to follow. In my humble opinion, it is not laid out for the casual reader at all.
Anarius
Arrived within a couple of days when it was ordered. It was in better condition that described. It seems to be a brand new book. I am very, very impressed.
Llanonte
Although John North is to be congratulated on his diligence and tenacity in researching and producing this book, I have to say that it is heavy going and his infinitely detailed measurements and conclusions are so mutually entangled that it's very hard to form a clear picture of his conclusions and hence determine whether his science is really as soundly based as he claims. Part of his trouble is the very wide scope of the book. There is material for several substantial books crowded into this one and I feel sometimes the wood gets lost for the trees. Moreover the many drawings of alignments scattered through the pages are frequently lacking in clear notation. This is a pity, because I would like to believe most of the conclusions that I understand. His argument for rising star alignments on many monuments appears to stretch credibility; what about the obscuration of stars by atmospheric density close to the horizon? And for the Uffington White Horse, which I've visited many times and know well, he claims an alignment along a modern road, citing that it may well have followed an earlier track? Proof?
But it is a serious attempt to understand the minds of early architects and their society's relationship to the heavens, and as such is a very welcome addition to the growing archaeo-astronomy corpus.
Gio
There have been many legends about this strange place located in a remote area; Henry James' opinion was that it stands lonely as it does on the great plain. It was so old (now 3540 years) that its true history was forgotten by the classic times. Not until the Dark Ages did the old stones begin to stir man's fancies. It is certainly unique.

John B. White says that its history is real and imaginary. In Gerald Hawkins' study, Stonehenge Decoded, his analysis was that the circles of stones are not modified circles. They are true ellipses. And ellipse is an advanced mathematical figure. Prehistoric Brits had a good working knowledge of elementary geometry. Some thought that this circle of pretty large stones was a Druid temple to worship the sunrise and sunset. It was actually a sophisticated astronomical observatory, a Neolithic computer to predict eclipses.

I wonder if a certain expert on slaves in England would agree that they in actuality hauled those huge rocks out there as they did when the Pyramids were built. Brits had slaves before we did. It seems that white slaves go back a long way to Iran. Perhaps aliens came in UFOs and arranged these stones for future reference. Who knows? I am certain that he has visited them as he did the Egyptian pyramids. Maybe he got to the Mayan ones as well, as he is a great traveler and scholar of the Old School.
Adoraris
Mr. North exceeds my expectations in his book on the inhabitants of this magnificent area. Although it was at times tedious and heavy in the astronomical sense, I am an amateur astronomy buff so his interpretations were not totally lost to me. The most amazing breakthrough noted by Mr. North is our arrogance as a literal society to assume their intelligence as minimal due to the lack of a written legacy by these brilliant and sensitive people. Additionally, he subtley proposes that we should not judge the Stonehenge people as one because of a few isolated finds of deviant tribal rituals. The cosmological affect on the beliefs and practices of this era is well documented in Mr. North's book. Aristotle would have understood their aptitude given the tools and skills of the time. Nature is the most perfect teacher and the most accurate. Bravo Mr. North
Golkis
This looks like it will be a great book to investigate about some of the newest theories relating to Stonehenge & other stone circles & prehistoric sites in Britain!
Mustard Forgotten
Were megalithic stone monuments primarily tools to study the movement of stars in the night sky? The author provides detailed analysis to argue that this is the case. However, it's challenging for a non-specialist to follow, much less, evaluate his arguments. And even the author admits the difficulty of knowing the mindset and belief systems of megalithic peoples. Nonetheless, a very facinating field of inquiry.