Introduction: From the Past, into the Present, and onto the Future

  • Jonathan Powell
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


Our ancestors lived and died by observations and rituals created around annual events in the sky. Such happenings gave a pattern of stability to their world: when to sow crops, when to reap crops, the onset of warmer temperatures, and the onset of colder temperatures, reflected by the seasons.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Powell
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  1. 1.Ebbw ValeUK

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