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How do you predict eclipses at Stonehenge? Why do the Carnac alignments follow geological fault lines? Was Avebury intentionally sited precisely one seventh of a circle down from... Read more
How do you predict eclipses at Stonehenge? Why do the Carnac alignments follow geological fault lines? Was Avebury intentionally sited precisely one seventh of a circle down from the north pole? Why are so many stone circles egg-shaped or flattened? What is the meaning of the designs in ancient rock art? Do you really have to wait nineteen years to visit the remote site of Callanish? What were the ancients up to? These are our oldest buildings, our first messages, our earliest visual art. With eight authors, and packed with detailed information and exquisite rare illustrations, Megalith is a timeless and valuable sourcebook for anyone interested in prehistory.
The Trivium are the three Liberal Arts pertaining to language: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric, studied from antiquity to the Renaissance as a way of perfecting a speaker and their speech. Also included in this compendium of seven Wooden Books are studies of Euphonics, Poetic Meter and Form, Ethics, and Proverbs.
The solar system has long been suspected of hiding secret mysterious relationships and patterns. From the earliest known times people have studied the motions of the planets. Now, just when we thought there were no more surprises left, John Martineau introduces the solar system in a new way.
This incredible 96-page collection contains every single one of the world famous Altair Design patterns and brings together new designs by Roger Burrows, Prof Roger Penrose, Haifa Khawaja and John Martineau. What do you see? Colour it in!
The quadrivium-the classical curriculum-comprises the four liberal arts of number, geometry, music, and cosmology. It was studied from antiquity to the Renaissance as a way of glimpsing the nature of reality. Geometry is number in space; music is number in time; and cosmology expresses number in space and time. Number, music, and geometry are metaphysical truths: life across the universe...
Most of the 85 designs in Crystal Cave come from the famous Altair Design pattern books created decades ago, but to them have been added the extraordinary pentagonal patterns of the great mathematician Roger Penrose. Each design is based on meticulously created geometric patterns--close-packing circles repeating in square and hexagonal symmetries--that are proven to stimulate the mind and...
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