The Stargazers Guide to the Galaxy

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Overview

There are monsters up in the sky. Fire-Breathing Dragons. Ferocious Lions. Deadly Scorpions. Killer Whales.

There are brave heroes in the sky. Mysterious Pulsing Stars. Desolate Planet. Exploding Suns. Far Galaxies.

The Stargazer's Guide to the Galaxy is all you need to enter the exciting world waiting for you in the night sky!

You'll find plenty of easy-to-follow star maps to help you spot constellations like Draco the Dragon, the Big Dipper, the Zodiac signs and more! The maps shows the Northern and Southern hemispheres in each season, for year-round star-gazing no matter where you live!

Read the exciting tales, myths and legends that gave the constellations their names!

Learn fascinating facts about the wonders of space and our galaxy, and about the scientists who discovered them!

Let The Stargazer's Guide to the Galaxy be your ticket to a wild and wonderful trip through space from right in your own backyard!

A comprehensive astronomy guide for those who are curious about the stars, their history, and the myths surrounding them through the ages. Fully illustrated with an easy-to-follow year-round guide to the constellations, full sky maps of the northern and southern hemispheres, and two-color star maps.

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"The Stargazer's Guide to the Galaxy is a delightful mix of scientific fact and star lore."—Alan Harris, Ph.D. Supervisor, Earth & Planetary Physics Group Jet Propulsion Laboratory

"The Stargazer's Guide to the Galaxy is a wonderful guide to the wonders of the universe, the night sky, and how to observe it. . .I would recommend [the book] as an introduction to amateur astronomy."—Jonathan Hodge, planetarium Director, Santa Monica College Planetarium

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Gr 4 Up-- A basic introduction to stargazing in the northern hemisphere. After a brief but unusually clear description of what's out there, Pearce presents four seasonal views of the night sky in white on blue backgrounds. Eight visible constellations are pictured and the orgin of the name of each is briefly described, as are other interesting objects that may be seen with binoculars or asmall telescope. Pronunciations and definitions of unfamiliar words are given in context. This slim paperback offers far more information than Glow-in-the-Dark Constellations (Grosset, 1989) by C. E. Thompson. The Night Sky Book (Little, 1977) by Jamie Jobb, with its many activities for stargazers, and The Constellations (Four Winds, 1991) by Roy Gallant, with its much greater emphasis on legends of the constellations, both have more complicated appearances without telling more about specific stargazing. The only problem with Pearce's book is the format. Where the double-page seasonal views go through the gutter, constellations are repeated like fraternal but not identical twins, making a confusing double image down the center of the diagram. Included is a punch-out location guide for circumpolar constellations, which is likely to be lost in circulation, but won't be missed. On the whole, this is a satisfactory field guide. --Margaret Chatham, formerly at Smithtown Lib . , NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812594232
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 9/28/1991
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Q.L. PEARCE lives in Claremont, California.

 

May Ann Fraser has illustrated more than forty books for children, and is the author-illustrator of a growing list of popular middle-grade books that focus on U.S. history. Her In Search of the Grand Canyon was voted a Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal and Ten Mile Day was an American Bookseller Pick, of the Lists. A graduate of Exter College of Art Design, she lives with her husband and three children in Simi Valley, California.

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