Star Guide: Learn how to Read the Night Sky Star by Star

Star Guide: Learn how to Read the Night Sky Star by Star

by Robin Kerrod
     
 

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The Star Guide The Star Guide is for everyone who has marveled at the beauty of the night sky and wanted to know more about the stars. User-friendly and thoroughly up to date, The Star Guide demystifies astronomy and gives you all the information you need to appreciate the wonders of the Universe — from the explosive birth of a star to an eclipse to a cloudy

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The Star Guide The Star Guide is for everyone who has marveled at the beauty of the night sky and wanted to know more about the stars. User-friendly and thoroughly up to date, The Star Guide demystifies astronomy and gives you all the information you need to appreciate the wonders of the Universe — from the explosive birth of a star to an eclipse to a cloudy nebula. It reflects the latest findings by the world's astronomers, as well as by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Magellan probe to Venus. Totally visual and completely accessible, the guide features easy-to-follow star charts and a high-quality planisphere to help you locate the major constellations. Moreover, The Star Guide relies on the user's observations made with binoculars and the naked eye. Novice astronomers are taken through the orbits of the planets of the solar system as well as to stars beyond. Written with clarity and infectious enthusiasm by best-selling science writer Robin Kerrod, and illustrated with more than 150 full-color photos and drawings, The Star Guide offers an uncomplicated and unconventional means of space exploration. A specially devised visual cross-referencing system provides easy access to information and to explanations of terms and concepts. Feature boxes explain scientific theory and both recent and ancient astronomical history. Discussion and analysis of the astronomer's tools are also included in this comprehensive sourcebook. You'll find advice on how to use binoculars, telescopes, computers, and cameras in your astronomical observations. With its spectacular color art, planisphere, and vividly descriptive style, The Star Guide is an informative, entertaining, and fascinating journey through the cosmos.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671874674
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/01/1993
Edition description:
1st Prentice Hall ed
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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