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The Stargazer's Guide: How to Read Our Night Sky
     

The Stargazer's Guide: How to Read Our Night Sky

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by Emily Winterburn
 

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The Stargazer’s Guide is an accessible astronomy guide to the history, science, and myth of the night sky, perfect for anyone entranced by the stars. Guiding readers through what there is to see in the sky, why it’s interesting, and how previous generations viewed and interpreted it, expert stargazer Emily Winterburn entertains and informs with

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The Stargazer’s Guide is an accessible astronomy guide to the history, science, and myth of the night sky, perfect for anyone entranced by the stars. Guiding readers through what there is to see in the sky, why it’s interesting, and how previous generations viewed and interpreted it, expert stargazer Emily Winterburn entertains and informs with this fun, accessible, and appealing look at the beauty of the heavens.

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Astronomy Now
“Fascinating. . . . After reading this book, viewing the night sky will be a much more meaningful and rewarding experience.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061976377
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
485,259
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

As the curator of Astronomy at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, Emily Winterburn was responsible for one of the world's most important astronomy collections. She has written for the BBC and Astronomy Now magazine and has appeared on the BBC's What the Ancients Did for Us, the Channel 4 News, and In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg. She lives in Yorkshire, England, with her husband and two children and works at the Leeds University History of Science Museum.

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Stargazer's Guide: How to Read Our Night Sky 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are buying this to use the charts in it, dont bother! They are too small to read and cannot be enlarged. Am hoping at least the background stories are interesting
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A gap between two thick trees leads to a secluded clearing with a babbling brook running on the side. The edges of the space are lined with various bushes of any herbs. Vines wrap around nearby trees, and a small den underground looms nearby with a few soft feather beds. Enjoy medics!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the greatest!