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New book Melbourne Athenaeum Library
Non-Fiction 520.89 HUM Issued 24/08/2022 064132
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Prologue -- 1. Star knowledge -- 2. The nearest star -- 3. The Moon -- 4. The wandering stars -- 5. The twinkling stars -- 6. The seasonal stars -- 7. The variable stars -- 8. The cataclysmic stars -- 9. The navigational stars -- 10. The falling stars -- Epilogue.

"Our eyes have been drawn away from the skies to our screens. We no longer look to the stars to forecast the weather, predict the seasons or plant our gardens. Most of us cannot even see the Milky Way. But First Nations Elders around the world still maintain this knowledge, and there is much we can learn from them. These Elders are expert observers of the stars. They teach that everything on the land is reflected in the sky, and everything in the sky is reflected on the land. How does this work, and how can we better understand our place in the universe? Guided by six First Nations Elders, Duane Hamacher takes us on a journey across space and time to reveal the wisdom of the first astronomers. These living systems of knowledge challenge conventional ideas about the nature of science and the longevity of oral tradition. Indigenous science is dynamic, adapting to changes in the skies and on Earth, pointing the way for a world facing the profound disruptions of climate change." -- Back cover.

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