A Walk Through the Heavens: A Guide to Stars and Constellations and Their Legends

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What star is that? Where's the Great Bear? Who was Andromeda? A Walk through the Heavens is your guide to the pathways of the night sky, answering the commonest questions about what you can see up there. There are simplified maps of the constellations, together with instructions on how to gauge their sizes and the distances between them. With this information you can find the constellations easily, and make a journey by eye from one constellation to the next. Ancient myths surrounding the constellations are ...

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A Walk through the Heavens: A Guide to Stars and Constellations and their Legends

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Overview

What star is that? Where's the Great Bear? Who was Andromeda? A Walk through the Heavens is your guide to the pathways of the night sky, answering the commonest questions about what you can see up there. There are simplified maps of the constellations, together with instructions on how to gauge their sizes and the distances between them. With this information you can find the constellations easily, and make a journey by eye from one constellation to the next. Ancient myths surrounding the constellations are retold, enriching our understanding of how historical peoples saw the awe-inspiring spectacle of a sky sprinkled with stars. This book, magically illustrated by Wil Tirion, does not require any instrument or telescope. It is an ideal introduction to launch a young astronomer on a journey across starlit skies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780511584374
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2015
  • Edition number: 3

Table of Contents

Introduction;

Part I. Measuring Distances in the Sky:

Part II. A Walk through the Heavens:

Part III. Legends of the Heavens:

Part IV. There's More to See!: Index.

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