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Constellations of the Night Sky
     

Constellations of the Night Sky

by Bruce LaFontaine
 

Ready-to-color, double-page illustrations introduce stargazers of all ages to 22 major constellations, among them Aquarius, the water bearer; Orion, the hunter; Gemini, the twins; and Aries, the Ram; as well as Canis Major, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Virgo, and more.
An informative accompanying text relates the mythological story behind each constellation's name and

Overview

Ready-to-color, double-page illustrations introduce stargazers of all ages to 22 major constellations, among them Aquarius, the water bearer; Orion, the hunter; Gemini, the twins; and Aries, the Ram; as well as Canis Major, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Virgo, and more.
An informative accompanying text relates the mythological story behind each constellation's name and identifies its principal stars as well as galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, and other features associated with the constellation. To help viewers locate these fascinating star formations, charts on the inside front and back covers show generalized positions of the constellations in the Northern Hemisphere during summer and winter.
Entertaining and fact-filled, this clearly rendered collection is also a great source of royalty-free art suitable for a variety of art and craft projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486426488
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/09/2003
Series:
Dover Nature Coloring Book Series
Edition description:
Coloring Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
146,730
Product dimensions:
8.18(w) x 10.76(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

Meet the Author

An award-winning artist, writer, and graphic designer, Bruce LaFontaine specializes in books about history, science, transportation, and architecture. Bruce has written and illustrated 70 Dover titles, and his work has appeared in Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, and other prominent publications.

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