The awe-inspiring history of humanity told through our relationship with stars and the night sky. ‘Excellent . . . This books makes you rethink the traditional story of the history of astronomy . . . Effortlessly readable.’ BBC Sky at Night’Stuart Clark’s picture of the yawning gaps in our understanding of the cosmos is fuller than most.’NatureFrom the Stone Age to the Space Age, Stuart Clark explores a fascination shared across the world, one that has unequivocally shaped us as civilisations and as individuals, housing our hopes and fears.
In the stars, we can see our past – and ultimately, our fate.