Synopses & Reviews
People began trying to understand the stars and planets in the night sky in ancient times. The ancient Greek and Romans identified groups of stars, or constellations, and named after mythological figures. Much later, the invention of the telescope helped people, such as Galileo, see more of the sky than ever before, leading to new discoveries and more detailed maps. This book explores how the study of stars, planets, and space has increased our knowledge of the geography of the universe.
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The geography of the universe is yours to discover with this guide to stars, planets, and space as they were mapped out through the ages -- by ancient Greeks and Romans, by Galileo, and by astronomers today.