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"Beyond Stonehenge" Ancient Astronomy Wisdom Science Nazca Machu Picchu Karnak

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Seller: ancientgifts (4,259) 99.4%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381751152965 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Beyond Stonehenge by Gerald S. Hawkins. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. x NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 335 pages. Publisher: Harper & Row (1973). Gerald Hawkins, author of “Stonehenge Decoded” and “Splendor in the Sky” here explores many intriguing facets of the wisdom of ancient man. First he tells about the astro-archaeological work done at Stonehenge itself, that eighth wonder of the ancient world. Stonehenge is an architectural gem, awesome, haunting, strangely beautiful. On the day of a summer solstice, his group took pictures of the rising sun over the heel stone. Hawkins considers just what it is that makes a civilization. Again he goes to make a study of enormous ancient drawings in the Peruvian desert, those vast linear Nazca lines which can be appreciated only from the air. Yet their makers could not have seen them from the air. How and why were they made? Hawkins and his associates made measurements and calculations, but came to the conclusion that they are not oriented toward sun, moon, or stars. Their mystery remains unsolved; gigantic lizard, spider, flower, monkey. The author explores Machu Picchu and its temple. He reviews Heyerdahl’s theory of Kon-Tiki and the passage to the Pacific islands from the west coast of South America. Hawkins then explores the activities of the American Indian mound builders. Some of those works are oriented toward the sun. He looks at Mayan ruins in Central America. Hawkins makes astro-surveys of the temples of the Nile, the Great Temple of Karnak, the Temple of Amon-Ra, where the pharaoh made his sun observations, and other temples. Hawkins’ assumption is that anything which shows today as clearly astronomical was known in antiquity to the builders. He offers perceptive speculations on how much longer our civilization will continue, and digs into many legends and myths concerned with the ancient civilizations which still have reference in the modern world. Illustrated with 60 photographs and 49 line drawings. CONDITION: ACCEPTABLE (POOR). EX-LIBRARY. Lightly read hardcover w/dustjacket in mylar sleeve. Harper & Row (1973) 335 pages. Ex-library book appears to have been read once, perhaps twice, however the front binding evidently was weak, as there is archival quality binding reinforcement tape at the front hinge, evidently installed by the library which owned the book. There is of course a sticker, as well as a library card pocket (and the remains of a second pocket) affixed to the first free page (the first unprinted, colored, heavy stock page following the front cover). Otherwise the inside of the book is reasonably nice, the pages clean, crisp, (otherwise) unmarked, unmutilated, and remain well bound (albeit with the binding reinforcement tape to the front hinge). The outside of the book however shows considerably more wear. There are no external indications that the book is ex- library, no stamps to the closed page edges. However the closed page edges do show a little smudging from being handled (visible only when book is closed, not to individual pages, only to the mass of closed page edges, sometimes referred to as the "page block"). The book came to us without a dustjacket (as is oftentimes the case with some libraries that discard their dustjackets), so we produced a full- color replacement printed on high-gloss photographic quality paper, enclosed in a mylar cover. It's very durable. Beneath the facsimile dustjacket the full cloth covers are reasonably clean, however the bottom edges show heavy shelfwear, in many places the bottom edges are worn all the way through the cloth to the cardboard substrate. The book is obviously no "shelf trophy". Nonetheless for those not concerned with whether the book will or will not enhance their social status or intellectual reputation, simply looking for a relatively clean and unmarked "reading copy", this particular copy is budget-priced and though lacking any "sex appeal", nonetheless is clean and unmarked (except for the library markings of course). Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Meticulous and accurate descriptions! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! #391.1b. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Hawkins takes readers on a whirlwind trip of the globe in search of ancient astronomy and a scientific understanding of calendar-keeping. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: An amiable tour of sites associated with what the author calls “astro-arcaeology”, like Stonehenge, the Peruvian Nasca Lines, Machu Pichu, the Mayan ruins, the Great Temple of Karnak, and other locations that demonstrate early man's familiarity with the movements of the cosmos. 319 pages with numerous figures, charts and half-tones, Appendix, Bibliography, Index and Illustration Credits; plus Contents, Preface and Foreword. REVIEW: The author of Stonehenge Decoded and Splendor in the Sky delves into the aspects of ancient man's knowledge of the sun and stars. Includes astro-Archaeological studies of ancient ruins: England's Stonehenge, Peruvian Nasca lines, Machu Picchu, Nile temples. Fascinating theories, well illustrated, an exciting read! REVIEW: The Author of "Stonehenge Decoded" and "Splendor in the Sky" delves into the many fascinating aspects of ancient man's knowledge of the Sun and the Stars. Very informative, entertaining, though-provoking. Highly recommended! READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Covers Stonehenge, Machu Piccu, mound builders in the US, Mayan ruins, Temple of Karnak and more. Rare classic! Written by same great author as "Stonehenge Decoded”. Photos and drawings throughout. Author elaborates on mystery of Stonehenge and then investigates other mysteries of the ancient world including the enormous ancient drawings in the Peruvian desert, the Nasca lines, Heyerdahl's theory of Kon-Tiki. To go beyond is to explore into the mind of man at his earliest beginning. The author delves into the many fascinating aspects of ancient man's knowledge of the sun and the stars. Archaeological legacies/ ancient civilizations/astro-archaeological work. Many black and white photos and illustrations for author's speculations about the legends and myths of ancient civilization. REVIEW: “Beyond Stonehenge” is certain to arouse controversy, though not so much as his groundbreaking previous study. He enters into greater detail about the subtle ability indicated for the erection of Stonehenge, pointing out that the structure is level, although built upon a sloping surface. He asks how did the builders raise it in such a fashion as to compensate for the tilt, to figure out beforehand what depth of hole would be required for the large stones to match up with a collection of variable factors, and the survey proved that this was done exactly! A formidable task for “primitive savages”. Professor Hawkins applies the keys he devised from his studies of Stonehenge to other ruined structures to ascertain whether they also show astronomical knowledge on the part of their creators. He tries these keys in the “locks” of remains at Callanish in the Outer Hebrides, in the Americas and Egypt. He observes that the alignments of many antiquities scattered over the world indicate remarkable similarities in basic understanding of astronomical data, especially relating to positions of the sun at climactical times of the year, to the moon, and to certain fixed stars such as Sirius, and to the constellations Ursa Major and the Pleiades. REVIEW: “The essential part of a civilization is perishable. It is finer than dust. Culture itself is fragile. For man to be cultured, civilized, he must be aware of time and its relentless flow. Then the past becomes a heritage to be transmitted in myth, legend, and saga; the present comes in focus as the living environment; the future is the great, unavoidable, hopefully controllable unknown.” The works of prehistoric man are now in process of being re-evaluated. New information about his capabilities results from the application of astronomical data to archaeological remains, and aerial photographs also reveal features hidden from view at ground level. The practice is not yet widespread, but some recent publications stimulate increasing interest, despite the resistance of “orthodox” archaeologists who remain hidebound in their own narrow fields of research. Once more we see the need for a clearinghouse of information, where the finds of one discipline may be pooled for examination and reflection by specialists in other fields. REVIEW: For a past year, Professor Hawkins - mathematician, astronomer, archaeoastronomer, and author has let stand his challenge to an international cadre of mathematicians, as well as to a quarter-million readers of Science News, to come up with the Fifth Crop Circle Theorem he uncovered through his studies of these incredible Formations. NO ONE successfully met his challenge. This book explores Stonehenge, the mysterious structure that has haunted locals and tourists alike for generations. Author delves into the many fascinating aspects of ancient man's knowledge of the sun and stars. The astronomical observations of ancient humans creates a pillar of civilizational identification, according to the author. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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