Patterns in the sky : an introduction to ethnoastronomy /

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Author / Creator:Fabian, Stephen Michael.
Imprint:Prospect Heights, Ill. : Waveland Press, c2001.
Description:x, 125 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Ethnoastronomy.
Ethnoastronomy.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/4499732
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ISBN:1577661818
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-119) and index.
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