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Sun, Moon and Earth (Wooden Books Gift Book) [Paperback]

Robin Heath
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15 Feb 2006 Wooden Books Gift Book
How many days are there between full moons - think you know? Is there an ancient key to the calendar hidden in stone circles? What is the magical secret of the Sun-Moon-Earth system?

If you have ever wondered about eclipses, tides, or the seasons, this amazing little book by acknowledged time-lord Robin heath will quickly introduce you to the astonishing beauty of the primary cycles around this planet. Advanced wizarding at its best!


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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Wooden Books; Rev. and updated ed edition (15 Feb 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904263461
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904263463
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 15.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Gderf
Format:Paperback
The book notes patterns in numerical data pertaining to sizes and orbits. There is very interesting patterns observed in eclipses and tides. There is some astronomy of ancient practitioners featuring, especially, Stonehenge. There is no physics basis given for any of these patterns.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cool ... 16 Sep 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I purchase the Hardcover because suppose the book will be a 9x11" ... but it a slightly higher than paperback edition.

Yes ... The Quadrature of the Circle is Possible ... but I prefer comment not here ...

Cool ... Great Book.

Great Service.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent little book 21 Aug 2001
Format:Hardcover
If you do not appreciate the huge miracle of the sun and the moon read this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed! 6 Sep 2003
By merrymousies - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I was looking for something that wouldn't be too technical to give an overview (but not too superficial) about the movement of the sun, moon and earth. This was it! It talks about solstices and equinoxes, eclipses, lunar rhythms, cycles (long cycles and shorter ones), time/tide, the dance of the moon, wobbles, etc. It was just enough to provide a foundation of understanding and appreciation for what is going on around us.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Part Astronomy, Part Cosmology with a dash of Stonehenge 2 Aug 2004
By Jack Fitzgerald - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Sun, Moon and Earth by Robin Heath is a short introduction to understanding the relation between the three celestial bodies in the title. The astronomy and geometry are written for a layman's level, without being too dry or technical, but not childish either. Heath details how the earth moves about the sun, with seasons and the calendar, as well as two types of lunar cycles, equinoxes, solstices, eclipses, etc. The book details how our calendar works and offers some interesting alternatives. There's even a short chapter about Stonehenge, which can be further explored in another volume by the same publisher.

I found it fascinating how much megalithic astronomers knew about the sun and moon cycles, especially the geometry, but then again, they didn't have much else to do and light pollution was almost non-existent then. Imagine what the sky looked like in 3000 BC! The book is full of cool illustrations and tables and overall is well put together.
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent little book 21 Aug 2001
By knight.research@tinyworld.co.uk - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Beautifully done. This book explains the strange coincidence of the sun and the moon seen from earth. It should be read by everyone who takes the sky for granted so that they can appreciate just how special our location is.
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Form over substance 2 Jan 2007
By R. Sohi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I really wanted to like this book. It's a beautiful object in its own humble way. The drawings have a very nice classic feel about them. All the books in this series are 64 pages in length with each page dedicated to a brief summary of the concept being presented. The problem is that some of the concepts don't easily fit into such rigid parameters. There's some valuable information here but it's presented in such a cursory way that most readers will walk away feeling frustrated that they're missing a lot.

On a positive note, perhaps this book will serve as an appetizer that will lead readers to search for other books that provide a fuller understanding.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Explores the relationships in a "lay-person friendly" way 23 May 2005
By Paul - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Provides more than just "pure scientific data" on the heavenly bodies, this volume explores the interesting relationships between them. For instance, the question is posed: why is the moon in just the correct position with just the correct size to cause the "eclipse effect"?

This book gives plenty of mathmatical support, but you can read it through even if you have just a cursory exposure to the math and still be fascinated by the findings.
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