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KLIATTA masterful introduction to the heavens, Ridpath's work resonates with the beauty, complexity, and majesty of his subject. Page after page of drawings, illustrations, charts, maps and sidebars provides readers with material to study and ponder. The intricate presentation of constellations ties star lore to current telescopic and satellite examination of star patterns. We see how the Earth is viewed from deep space. An almanac encourages stargazers to look for the changing panoply of astral bodies year-round. A three-page glossary clarifies such astrophysical terms as precession, corona, and nebula. Highly recommended for school and public libraries. (Eyewitness Companions). KLIATT Codes: J—Recommended for junior high school students. 2006, DK, 300p. illus. index., Ages 12 to 15.
—Mary Ellen Snodgrass