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The Starlore Handbook: An Essential Guide to the Night Sky

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This unique starwatcher's handbook combines a practicle guide to the night sky with fascinating accounts of the myths and symbols associated with each constellation.

  • Covers all 88 constellations each illustrated with an original pictoral star map-practical, evocative and appealing
  • Gives practical guidelines for identifying any constellations with the help of special signpost charts
  • Includes whole sky maps for instant reference, showing the changing positions of the stars at different times of the year
  • Covers the celestial myths and symbols of many cultures, from ancient Greece to China
  • Provides for each constellation a quick reference table of the most prominent stars, listing brightness, color and symbolic associations

Synopsis:

A dream come true for stargazers and all who have stood in awe of the night sky, The Star Lore Handbook is a complete, fully illustrated guide to identifying the eighty-eight recognized constellations and the principal stars that comprise them. Deftly weaving together astronomy, myth, and symbolism, author Geoffrey Cornelius tours the rich heritage of the stars and planets — from meteors and orbits to astrology, moon worship, and astral tales of love and tragedy. Including a quick-reference table that lets beginners spot major constellations right away, this unique companion introduces not only modern scientific knowledge, but also the beliefs and folklore of Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, China, medieval and Renaissance Europe, and Central and Native America. Wonderfully illustrated with specially commissioned maps and artwork, color photographs, and line drawings, this is an ideal guide to the timeless celestial marvels.

About the Author

Geoffrey Cornelius is an expert in astrology and co-author of Chronicle Books' The Secret Language of the Stars and Planets.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811816045
Subtitle:
An Essential Guide to the Night Sky
Author:
Cornelius, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
San Francisco, CA :
Subject:
Astronomy - Star Guides
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Constellations
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
General science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
19970201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
1 x 1 x 1 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 176 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811816045 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A dream come true for stargazers and all who have stood in awe of the night sky, The Star Lore Handbook is a complete, fully illustrated guide to identifying the eighty-eight recognized constellations and the principal stars that comprise them. Deftly weaving together astronomy, myth, and symbolism, author Geoffrey Cornelius tours the rich heritage of the stars and planets — from meteors and orbits to astrology, moon worship, and astral tales of love and tragedy. Including a quick-reference table that lets beginners spot major constellations right away, this unique companion introduces not only modern scientific knowledge, but also the beliefs and folklore of Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, China, medieval and Renaissance Europe, and Central and Native America. Wonderfully illustrated with specially commissioned maps and artwork, color photographs, and line drawings, this is an ideal guide to the timeless celestial marvels.
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