Beneath the Night: How the stars have shaped the history of humankind

November 2, 2020
Beneath the Night: How the stars have shaped the history of humankind

From stone age to space age, every human who has looked up atthe night sky has seen the same stars in the same patterns. Theyreveal our entire history, as well as hinting at our ultimatefate.In Beneath the Night, Stuart Clark tells the full storyof this relationship. From prehistoric cave art and AncientEgyptian zodiacs to the modern era of satellites and spaceexploration, Clark reveals the history of a fascination that hasshaped our scientific understanding; helped us navigate theterrestrial world; provided inspiration for our poets, artists andphilosophers; and given us a place to project our hopes andfears.This is the story of the universe, and our place within it.