The Human Cosmos

The Human Cosmos

£9.99

For most of human history, we have led not just an earthly existence but a cosmic one. Celestial cycles drove every aspect of our daily lives. Our innate relationship with the stars shaped who we are – our religious beliefs, power structures, scientific advances and even our biology. But over the last few centuries we have separated ourselves from the universe that surrounds us. And that disconnect comes at a cost. In ‘The Human Cosmos’ Jo Marchant takes us on a tour through the history of humanity’s relationship with the heavens.

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For most of human history, we have had a close relationship with the stars. Once they shaped our religious beliefs, power structures, scientific advances and even our biology. But over the last few centuries we have separated ourselves from the universe that surrounds us. And it comes at a cost.

The Human Cosmos is a tour of this history: from the Hall of the Bulls in Lascaux to Tahitian sailors navigating by the stars; from medieval monks grappling with the nature of time to Einstein realising that space and time are the same. It shows we need to rediscover the universe we inhabit, its effect on our health, and its potential for inspiration and revelation.

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Weight0.246 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

368

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

520.89 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K