by Robin Heath
Walker Books, April, 2002.
Hardcover, 58 pages.
Stonehenge is a short, beautifully illustrated book that is loaded with new research that is not widely known. For instance, it is generally taught in social studies courses that today's Western culture (i.e., architecture, mathematics, etc.) has gradually migrated from Egypt, Sumer and then up through Greece and to Rome. In the late 1960s, however, studies at Stonehenge and other sites pushed the dates of their construction to over 3,000 years ago, thus leading to the conclusion that the structures and the accompanying astronomy and mathematics that produced them pre-dated the pyramids of Egypt. Stonehenge is filled with engravings from rare books and from drawings by the author that illustrate without a doubt that the prehistoric culture of Britain was sophisticated enough to predict geometry lunar eclipses, sun and moon positions and even the state of sea tides. Stonehenge has only 56 pages, but every page is packed with facts and illustrations that most readers will find thought-provoking.
--Sarah Reaves White
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This review was published in the September, 2002 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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