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The Cambridge Guide to the Constellations

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Constellations are not new to astronomy. Even before the era of printing, patterns of stars have been recognized by humans and their histories have been passed on from generation to generation, culture to culture. This book is the ultimate constellation reference book. Finally, a book exists that brings together a variety of information about constellations, including: the size, visibility, and relative brightness of all eighty-eight constellations; former locations of extinct constellations; the number of visible stars in each constellation; and more. Using tables, this information is presented in the first part of the book so that constellations can be readily compared and a general view of them developed. In the second part of the book, each constellation is taken in turn, with a star chart and map illustrating the associated celestial figure, supported by a comprehensive list of essential properties. This highly illustrated volume provides the most complete reference to date covering all aspects of the constellations and will be helpful for astronomers, both amateur and professional, educators and science writers.

Synopsis:

The most complete reference book to date covering all factual aspects of the starry constellations that make up the night sky.

Synopsis:

What figures do the constellations of the night sky represent? What are the properties of the stars that they comprise? And which constellations are ‘new’and which have become extinct? This unique reference book gathers together more information on the constellations than any other single work to date. The constellations can be easily compared using a series of tables that make up the first part of the book and provide a wealth of information. In the second part of the book, each constellation is taken in turn, with a star chart and map illustrating the associated celestial figure, and supported by a comprehensive list of essential properties. Everything you need to know about the constellations is contained here for astronomers, both amateur and professional, educators and science writers.

Synopsis:

Covering eighty-eight constellations, this highly illustrated volume provides the most complete astronomical reference work to date. The guide is divided into two parts and the information cross-indexed--allowing constellations to be readily compared or viewed individually.

Synopsis:

Finally, a book that brings together a variety of information about constellations, including the size and visibility of all 88 constellations, former locations of extinct constellations, the number of visible stars in each constellation and much more. Illustrations.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Explanations for lists; Part I. Lists: Part II. Constellations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521449212
Author:
Bakich, Michael E.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
Astronomy - Star Guides
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Star Observation
Subject:
Constellations
Subject:
Astronomy -- Observers' manuals.
Subject:
Constellations -- Observers' manuals.
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Astronomy-Handbooks and Guides
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
2419
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
88 b/w illus. 88 maps 22 tables
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.84x7.30x.73 in. 1.33 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521449212 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The most complete reference book to date covering all factual aspects of the starry constellations that make up the night sky.
"Synopsis" by , What figures do the constellations of the night sky represent? What are the properties of the stars that they comprise? And which constellations are ‘new’and which have become extinct? This unique reference book gathers together more information on the constellations than any other single work to date. The constellations can be easily compared using a series of tables that make up the first part of the book and provide a wealth of information. In the second part of the book, each constellation is taken in turn, with a star chart and map illustrating the associated celestial figure, and supported by a comprehensive list of essential properties. Everything you need to know about the constellations is contained here for astronomers, both amateur and professional, educators and science writers.
"Synopsis" by , Covering eighty-eight constellations, this highly illustrated volume provides the most complete astronomical reference work to date. The guide is divided into two parts and the information cross-indexed--allowing constellations to be readily compared or viewed individually.
"Synopsis" by , Finally, a book that brings together a variety of information about constellations, including the size and visibility of all 88 constellations, former locations of extinct constellations, the number of visible stars in each constellation and much more. Illustrations.
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