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Walk Through the Heavens: A Guide to Stars and Constellations and Their Legends

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What star is that? Where is the Great Bear? A Walk Through the Heavens is a beautiful and easy-to-use guide to the constellations of the northern hemisphere. By following the unique simplified maps, readers will be able to easily find and identify the constellations and the stars within them. Ancient myths and legends of the sky are retold, adding to the mystery of the stars. Written for the complete beginner, this pracical guide introduces the patterns of the starry skies in a memorable way. No equipment is needed, apart from normal sight and clear skies.

Review:

"You don?t need a telescope to learn where the constellations are?this book tells you exactly how to find them simply by looking at the sky. It?s a useful skill to acquire: you can impress your friends when you stumble out of the pub by pointing out what?s where in the night sky. The legends are fascinating too. This is a good book for someone who hasn?t made their mind up about investing in a telescope." The Times

Synopsis:

Clear instructions and simplified maps for the younger star spotter.

Synopsis:

Easy-to-use guide to the constellations of the night sky and their myths and legends.

About the Author

Milton D. Heifetz is a clinical professor of neurosurgery at the University of Southern California and visiting professor at Harvard Medical School. This is his first astronomy book.

Wil Tirion is the author of numerous sky guides, including The Cambridge Guide to Stars and Planets (1997), The Cambridge Star Atlas (1996), and The Monthly Sky Guide (2003).

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Measuring distances in the sky; 2. A walk through the heavens; 3. Legends of the heavens; 4. There’s more to see!; Constellations index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521544153
Author:
Milton D. Heifetz and Wil Tirion
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Tirion, Wil
Author:
Heifetz, Milton D.
Author:
Milton D., Heifetz
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Astronomy - Star Guides
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Stars
Subject:
Star Observation
Subject:
Constellations
Subject:
Stars -- Observers' manuals.
Subject:
Constellations -- Observers' manuals.
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Walk Through the Heavens
Series Volume:
89
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.74x7.51x.25 in. .64 lbs.

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Product details 96 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521544153 Reviews:
"Review" by , "You don?t need a telescope to learn where the constellations are?this book tells you exactly how to find them simply by looking at the sky. It?s a useful skill to acquire: you can impress your friends when you stumble out of the pub by pointing out what?s where in the night sky. The legends are fascinating too. This is a good book for someone who hasn?t made their mind up about investing in a telescope."
"Synopsis" by , Clear instructions and simplified maps for the younger star spotter.
"Synopsis" by , Easy-to-use guide to the constellations of the night sky and their myths and legends.
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