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I wrote my senior thesis on the role of Astronomy in Greek and Roman religion.  A lot of these books I used as sources, so I know them fairly well.  A lot of them are later than that, and a few of them I hadn't found until later and wish I had had them.  But I want them all anyway.  It's not greed, I'd just like my library to contain books I'd actually use.  And I've also included books on archaeoastronomy here.

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The Accentric Labyrinth                        Beyond the Blue Horizon

Astronomy and Empire in the Ancient Andes

Stories from the Stars: Greek Myths of the Zodiac*

Astronomical Cuneiform Texts

Astronomy and Mathematics in Ancient China

Astronomy Before the Telescope, Vol. 1

Astronomy Through the Ages        Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo

Comets: A Chronological History of Observation, Science, Myth and Folklore

The Comet of 44 B.C.and Ceasar's Funeral Games*

Constellations: Glimpses of Infinity in Fact, Myth and Legend

Copernican Revolution                    Early Astronomy

Cosmology: Historical, Literary, Philosophical, Religious and Scientific Perspectives

Cycles of the Sun, Mysteries of the Moon: Calendar in Mesoamerican Civilizations

Early Physics and Astronomy: A Historical Introduction

Echoes of the Ancient Skies

The Exact Sciences in Antiquity

Census of the Exact Sciences in Sanskrit, Vol. 1

Vol. 2                          Vol. 3

Vol. 4                           Vol. 5

Edwin Hubble: Discoverer of the Big Bang Universe

Epitome of Copernicam Astronomy and Harmonies of the Worlds

Eye of Heaven: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler

Fireside Astronomy                    Kepler                        Greek Astronomy*

Galileo and His Sources                           A History of Astronomy*

Galileo on the World Systems                   A History of Arabic Astronomy

The Glorious Constellations: History and Mythology

History of Astronomy from Thales to Kepler

Measuring the Universe                      The Music of the Heavens

Minor Works: Nicolaus Copernicus

Mobius and His Band: Mathematics and Astronomy in 19th-Century Germany

Newton                                     On the Heavens (Loeb 338)*

The Norton History of Astronomy and Cosmology*

On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres

Planetary Astronomy : From Ancient Times to the Second Millennium

Planets, Stars and Orbs: The Medieval Cosmos 1200-1687

The Poetic Structure of the World: Copernicus and Kepler

Prehistoric Astronomy in the Southwest

Ptolemy's Universe: The Natural Philosophical and Ethical Foundations of Ptolemy's Astronomy

The Secret of the Incas: Myth, Astronomy and War Against Time

Telescope, Tides and Tactics                               Time and the Highland Maya

Theories of the World from Antiquity to the Copernican Revolution

A Walk Through the Heavens:  Guide to Stars and Constellations and Their Legends

The Way of the Stars: Greek Legends of Constellations

Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans: A sourcebook*

Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico             Kepler's Physical Astronomy

Early Chinese Work in the Natural Science

Early Greek Astronomy to Aristotle*

Early Astronomy: From Babylonia to Copernicus*

Pelerin De Prusse on the Astrolabe

The Babylonian Theory of the Planets

The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy

Edmond Halley: Charting the Heavens and the Seas

Sky Stories: Ancient and Modern

Ptolemy's Handy Tables : The Astronomical Tables of Codex Vaticanus Graecus, 1291

The Schemata of the Stars : Byzantine Astronomy from 1300 A.D

Stairways to the Stars; Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures

Galileo Galilei : Inventor, Astonmomer, and Genius (Giants of Science)

The Celestial Key to the Vedas: Discovering the Origins of the World's Oldest Civilization

Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love

On Tycho's Island : Tycho Brahe and His Assistants, 1570-1601

Star of Bethlehem : An Astronomer's View

The Sun in the Church : Cathedrals As Solar Observatories

Ancient Astronomy and Celestial Divination

Essays on Galileo and the History and Philosophy of Science: Volume 2

Social History of Science and Techonology in Contemporary Japan -- NEW!

                                           

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