Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography / Edition 1

Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography / Edition 1

by Nick Kanas
     
 

This revised and updated second edition of the popular astronomical text focuses on the development of map-making leading to today’s view of the stars. It captures the beauty of the heavens through images from antiquarian celestial prints and star atlases.

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This revised and updated second edition of the popular astronomical text focuses on the development of map-making leading to today’s view of the stars. It captures the beauty of the heavens through images from antiquarian celestial prints and star atlases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387716688
Publisher:
Praxis Publications Inc
Publication date:
08/24/2007
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Popular Astronomy Series
Edition description:
1st ed. 2007. Corr. 2nd printing
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.64(w) x 9.51(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Prefac to Second Edition.- Foreword to First Edition.- Preface to First Edition.- Acknowledgments.- List of Figures.- List of Tables.- List of abbreviations and acronyms.- Chapter 1: What is a star map?.- Chapter 2: Non-European cosmology and constellation development.- Chapter 3: European Cosmology.- Chapter 4: European constellation development.- Chapter 5: Early European star maps.- Chapter 6: The "Big Four" of the Golden Age of pictorial star maps.- Chapter 7: Other important star maps of the Golden Age.- Chapter 8: Special topics.- Chapter 9: Mapping the stars in early America.- Chapter 10: The transition to non-pictorial star maps.- Chapter 11: Color Plate Gallery.-Appendices.- Appendix A: Collecting celestial maps and prints.- Appendix B: Supplementary reference catalog.- Appendix C: Indices of major constellation atlases.- Appendix D: The British Library "Kings's" edition.- Appendix E: Glossary.- Index.

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