by Robin Heath


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Once part of a large culture of stone circles, Stonehenge—built around 3000 B.C. and developed over the next 1,500 years—is the most famous. The remains of a once-wealthy and evidently learned tribal community, it reflects the apparently disparate subjects of archaeology, astronomy, metrology, sacred geometry, and even shamanism. How were eclipses predicted at Stonehenge? Why were some stones brought all the way from Wales? What is the secret geometry of seven eights? These and many other questions are answered—and Stonehenge's secrets revealed—in this fascinating small book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802713858
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 04/01/2002
Series: Wooden Books Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 6.46(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Author and illustrator Robin Heath is a mathematician and engineer.

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Stonehenge 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Carmenere on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am familiar with Stonehenge but yearn to know so much more. I thought I could cheat a bit and discover something new in this little book which covers a different attribute of these ancient stones on every other page followed by an historic drawing of the site. Of particular interest were the sections ¿Erecting the Stones¿, ¿The Lunation Triangle" and ¿Rolling Stones¿ which surmises how stones weighing approximately 50 tons each were brought to Salisbury Plain from 20 and 150 miles away. It amazes this reader how people from this period, or prior to, constructed barrows (mounds) in which they buried their dead so similar to the Serpent Mound in southern Ohio or the similarity of Stonehenge¿s ceremonial avenue to the Mayan sacbe which leads to the sacred cenote in Chichen Itza. In a profound way it unites humans throughout the world and across time.Robin Heath is short on details in Stonehenge but he whets the appetite for further discovery and thought.I would recommend it to¿¿¿¿¿¿¿.someone who wants to get a very basic understanding of Stonehenge
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not intended for the casual tourist, this book is designed to present an overview of the essence of Stonehenge, from the cold stones to the wild theories. Due to the small size and format of the book, there are numerous references to other works for further information. A great start for further dabbling or research, due to the inexpensive format and breadth of information.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very poorly written. The organization is weak; it is very difficult to track what you are learning. The prose is unexciting, and often lapses into nonsequiturs and familiar addresses to the reader. The grammar is incorrect in many instances. The content is marginal. The substance might have been stronger that it appears, however, but the lack of organization obscures the content. The author often uses undefined terms and concepts, or links the text to ideas that are far-flung throughout the book. I am sorry I wasted my time and money on it. I have never submitted a review before, but was so disappointed in this book, that I had to speak out.