A Walk through the Heavens: A Guide to Stars & Constellations & Their Legends

A Walk through the Heavens: A Guide to Stars & Constellations & Their Legends

by Milton D. Heifetz, Wil Tirion
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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 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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'You don't need a telescope to learn where the constellations are - this book tells you exactly how to find them simply by looking at the sky. It's a useful skill to acquire: you can impress your friends when you stumble out of the pub by pointing out what's where in the night sky. the legends are fascinating too. This is a good book for someone who hasn't made their mind up about investing in a telescope.' The Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521625135
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
76
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.28(d)

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