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Enjoy the wonders of the heavens and understand more fully what you see. This Golden Guide shows you how with 150 full-color illustrations, including:

Charts of the major constellations

Tables to help locate the planets

Up-to-date explanations of meteors, comets, eclipses, and other celestial objects

Ideal for classroom use, to take along on vacations, and for use at home.

Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.

Enjoy the wonders of the heavens and understand more fully what you see. This guide shows you how with 150 full-color illustrations, including:

· Charts of the major constellations

· Tables to help locate the planets

· Up-to-date explanations of meteors, comets, eclipses, and other celestial objects

Stars is ideal for classroom use.

Using clear text and detailed illustrations, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press present accurate information in a handy format for the beginner to the expert. These guides focus on what your students are really going to see. They are easy to use: detailed, full-color illustrations, text, and maps are all in one place. They are easy to understand: accurate, accessible information is simplified without being misrepresented. They are authoritative, containing up-to-date information written experts and checked by specialists. And they are portable: handy and lightweight, designed to fit in a pocket and be carried anywhere.

Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press have been updated and revised to revitalize the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.

Synopsis:

An updated concise field guide to the stars, planets, and the universe.

Synopsis:

Completely revised with all-new photographs and covering astronomical events through 2019

The second edition of the Peterson First Guide to Astronomy provides an up-to-date introduction to astronomy for beginners, featuring all-new photographs of recent events and#8212; such as one taken from the MESSENGER spacecraft, which launched in 2004 and entered its orbit around Mercury in 2011 and#8212; and predictions for future events through 2019, including meteor showers, comets, and eclipses. The book encourages readers to go out into the field, using the maps that show the positions of the stars throughout the year as a guide. This new edition maintains the easy-to-use condensed format of the original, and makes it easy to proceed to the full-fledged Peterson Field Guide to Stars and Planets for more in-depth information.

Synopsis:

Enjoy the wonders of the heavens and understand more fully what you see. This Golden Guide shows you how with 150 full-color illustrations, including:

Charts of the major constellations

Tables to help locate the planets

Up-to-date explanations of meteors, comets, eclipses, and other celestial objects

Ideal for classroom use, to take along on vacations, and for use at home.

About the Author

Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582381572
ill.:
Irving, James Gordon
ill.:
Irving, James Gordon,
Illustrator:
Irving, James Gordon
Author:
Baker, Robert H.
Author:
Irving, James Gordon
Author:
Pasachoff, Jay M.
Author:
Zim, Herbert S.
Author:
Zim, Herbert Spencer
Author:
Chartrand, Mark R.
Author:
Irving, James G.
Publisher:
Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Stars
Subject:
Star Observation
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Edition Number:
Rev. ed. /
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Peterson First Guide
Series Volume:
3326
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
77 photos, 24 star maps, and 12 illustra
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
6 x 4.11 x 0.32 in

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Product details 128 pages Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press - English 9781582381572 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
An updated concise field guide to the stars, planets, and the universe.
"Synopsis" by , Completely revised with all-new photographs and covering astronomical events through 2019

The second edition of the Peterson First Guide to Astronomy provides an up-to-date introduction to astronomy for beginners, featuring all-new photographs of recent events and#8212; such as one taken from the MESSENGER spacecraft, which launched in 2004 and entered its orbit around Mercury in 2011 and#8212; and predictions for future events through 2019, including meteor showers, comets, and eclipses. The book encourages readers to go out into the field, using the maps that show the positions of the stars throughout the year as a guide. This new edition maintains the easy-to-use condensed format of the original, and makes it easy to proceed to the full-fledged Peterson Field Guide to Stars and Planets for more in-depth information.

"Synopsis" by ,
Enjoy the wonders of the heavens and understand more fully what you see. This Golden Guide shows you how with 150 full-color illustrations, including:

Charts of the major constellations

Tables to help locate the planets

Up-to-date explanations of meteors, comets, eclipses, and other celestial objects

Ideal for classroom use, to take along on vacations, and for use at home.

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