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

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

by Milton D. Heifetz, Wil Tirion
 

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What star is that? Where is the Great Bear? A Walk through the Heavens is a beautiful and easy-to-use guide to the constellations of the northern hemisphere. By following the unique simplified maps, readers will be able to easily find and identify the constellations and the stars within them. Ancient myths and legends of the sky are retold, adding to the mystery of

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What star is that? Where is the Great Bear? A Walk through the Heavens is a beautiful and easy-to-use guide to the constellations of the northern hemisphere. By following the unique simplified maps, readers will be able to easily find and identify the constellations and the stars within them. Ancient myths and legends of the sky are retold, adding to the mystery of the stars. Written for the complete beginner, this practical guide introduces the patterns of the starry skies in a memorable way. No equipment is needed, apart from normal sight and clear skies.

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"...a helpful guide that introduces young adults to the starry heavens—one that can perhaps lead to lifelong inquiry and involvement with astronomy." Science Books and Films

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107263741
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/12/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
420,357
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Milton D. Heifetz (1921-2015) was a leading neurosurgeon and inventor of the Heifetz aneurysm clip, the leading device of its kind during the 1970s and 1980s. Later on in his career, he became active in medical ethics, taking an early pro-euthanasia stance and writing several books on the topic. In this capacity, he was a visiting professor at Harvard University, Massachusetts, a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford and he taught a course in ethics at the Boston College Law School up until his eighties.

Wil Tirion is a full-time uranographer. He is famous among the amateur astronomy community for the numerous atlases and star charts he has created. Other successful books include Sky Atlas 2000.0, The Cambridge Star Atlas, The Cambridge Double Star Atlas, and The Monthly Sky Guide.

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