- Paperback: 648 pages
- Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LTD; New Ed edition (1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0002558505
- ISBN-13: 978-0002558501
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,915,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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STONEHENGE: NEOLITHIC MAN AND THE COSMOS Paperback – 1997
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North starts with a fairly simple premise: In order to truly understand Stonehenge one should first study the many other comparable structures built in Britan and Europe during prehistoric times. North slowly works his way through these structures before finally arriving at the ultimate destination: Stonehenge.
The conclusions he finally reaches about Stonehenge are at once startling and fascinating. For instance, he shows that observations were not done from within the Stonehenge circle, but from a point many meters outside the circle.
I could go on, but suffice it to say that if you have ever been curious about Stonehenge, North's book is a must read.
But it is a serious attempt to understand the minds of early architects and their society's relationship to the heavens, and as such is a very welcome addition to the growing archaeo-astronomy corpus.
Some other authors books claim only solar summer and winter solstice alignments for stonehenge whereas Mr. North shows there is far more to stonehenge than that.
This book is not a light fast read, so plan on spending alot of extra time to read it from cover to cover. This book covers great details missed or ignored by others.
If you are looking for just one book to read on this subject this is the book! 5 stars
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Arrived within a couple of days when it was ordered. It was in better condition that described. It seems to be a brand new book. I am very, very impressed.Published on February 22, 2014 by Bruce Oksol
This book is hard to follow. In my humble opinion, it is not laid out for the casual reader at all.Published on November 30, 2013 by George T.