Publisher: The Liffey Press (April 15, 2007)
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round 6,000 years in the past a such a lot refined and enigmatic neighborhood of individuals started to come up at the island of eire. They have been the megalithic developers of the Stone Age, crafty engineers and grasp astronomers who systematically assembled an enormous calendrical and astronomical scheme which might stand intact over 5 millennia. this present day, the person monuments which each and every shape part of that complex astronomical meeting lie decaying within the panorama, straddling the Boyne river, which in precedent days used to be named after the Milky manner galaxy and was once thought of its earthly identical. Archaeologists were probing person websites over the past fifty years, and feature been revealing interesting details, carvings, artefacts and courting fabric which, in addition to answering many questions, pose much more concerning the goal and genesis of those nice monuments. probably extra importantly, the various historic stone websites proceed to operate greater than 5 millennia once they have been developed, with well-known examples, comparable to Newgrange and Dowth, that includes alignments to the wintry weather Solstice solar. In "Island of the environment sunlight" a better tale in their genesis can eventually be informed. As those websites wake up from the shut eye of 5 millennia, we will be able to extra definitively describe their actual goal - to trace time, monstrous sessions of time, to convey the sky down directly to the floor in a grand astronomical scheme. The authors' exploration of the sky-ground approach is taken from an array of views, so much significantly throughout the historic tales approximately those areas - a few of that could be as historic because the websites themselves. in the complicated layers of delusion, folklore and placename tales lies a hid astronomical language. reading those coded cosmological messages, the authors have came across that jointly the panorama, the astronomy and the parable show the real motive of the megalithic grasp developers of a time whilst giants have been acknowledged to rule the land. during this lavishly illustrated publication many disparate issues are explored, together with the invasion myths of eire, the hyperlink among the traditional astronomers and St. Patrick, the "pleasant simple" one of the stars, the real proposal in the back of Newgrange's white quartz facade, the migratory styles of Whooper Swans, the feminine reproductive process and its value to the mound-builders, the eight-year Moon-Venus cycle, and a plethora of news approximately things like underwater spears, substantial hounds, tragic drownings, merciless murders, gigantic battles, unusual animals and the Irish cyclops. in brief, "Island of the atmosphere solar" presents a revision of the way we glance at prehistory in eire.