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Atlas of the Constellations: Discover the Secrets of the Night Sky
     

Atlas of the Constellations: Discover the Secrets of the Night Sky

by Giles Sparrow
 
For aspiring astronomers or anyone who has ever been captivated by the beauty of the stars, ATLAS OF THE CONSTELLATIONS is a wonderfully accessible and comprehensive guide to the night sky.

This beautiful volume features accurate and clear star charts and diagrams of all
88 recognized constellations in the northern and southern hemispheres, including all

Overview

For aspiring astronomers or anyone who has ever been captivated by the beauty of the stars, ATLAS OF THE CONSTELLATIONS is a wonderfully accessible and comprehensive guide to the night sky.

This beautiful volume features accurate and clear star charts and diagrams of all
88 recognized constellations in the northern and southern hemispheres, including all twelve constellations of the zodiac. Beginning with a brief introduction to the stars, ATLAS OF THE CONSTELLATIONS features one full page on each constellation, detailing its naming and mythology, location in the sky, the best times of year to view it,
and its key stars and nebulae.

Included are constellations such as:
• Andromeda
• Cassiopeia
• Corona Borealis
• Draco
• Hydra
• Orion
• Pyxis
• Ursa Major
• Vulpecula

Comprehensive and informative, ATLAS OF THE CONSTELLATIONS will enable every reader to unlock the secrets of the night sky.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517229194
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/03/2007
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.29(w) x 10.31(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Giles Sparrow studied astronomy at University College, London and science communication at Imperial College, London. He has acted as a consultant on and contributor to numerous popular science books. He is the author of several books,
including The Universe and How to See It (Reader's Digest) and the Exploring the Solar System series (Heinemann), and was a major contributor to Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide (Dorling Kindersley). He lives in London.

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