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Holbrook, Jarita C.

African Cultural Astronomy

African Cultural Astronomy

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Table of contents

1. Chasing the Shadow of the Moon: The 2006 Ghana Eclipse Conference
Jarita C. Holbrook

2. The Use of Ethnographic Methods in Cultural Astronomy Research
Barth Chukwuezi

3. A Brief Outline on the Geographical Background of Africa
Basil U. Eze

4. The Astronomical Gnomon
J. McKim Malville

5. Naked-eye Astronomy for Cultural Astronomers
J. C. Holbrook, Audra Baleisis

6. Leadership
Shawna Holbrook

7. Integrating African Cultural Astronomy into~the~Classroom
Sanlyn Buxner, Shawna Holbrook

8. A Contemporary Approach to Teaching Eclipses
Timothy F. Slater

9. Teaching Cultural Astronomy: On the Development and Evolution of the Syllabus at Bath Spa
University and the University of Wales, Lampeter
Nick Campion

10. Evidence of Ancient African Beliefs in Celestial Bodies
Felix A. Chami

11. Astronomy of Nabta Playa
J. McKim Malville, Romauld Schild, Fred Wendorf, Robert Brenmer

12. Romans, Astronomy and the Qibla: Urban Form and Orientation of Islamic Cities of Tunisia
M. E. Bonine

13. The Timbuktu Astronomy Project
Rodney Thebe Medupe, Brian Warner, Shamil Jeppie, Salikou Sanogo, Mohammed Maiga, Ahmed Maiga, Mamadou Dembele, Drissa Diakite, Laya Tembely, Mamadou Kanoute, Sibiri Traore, Bernard Sodio, Sharron Hawkes

14. The Cosmological Vision of the Yoruba-Idààcha of Benin Republic (West Africa): A Light on Yoruba History and Culture
Aimé Dafon Sègla

15. The Relationship Between Human Destiny and the Cosmic Forces – A Study of the IGBO Worldview
Barth Chukwuezi

16. Cultural Astronomy in the Lore and Literature of Africa
Damian. U. Opata

17. Astronomy and Culture in Nigeria
J. O. Urama

18. Participation and Research of Astronomers and Astrophysicists of Black African Descent (1900–2005)
Hakeem M. Oluseyi, Johnson Urama

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology, Astronomy, History, Regional and Cultural Studies

Author(s)
 
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2008
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Page amount
268 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781402066399

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