A Walk through the Southern Sky

A Guide to Stars and Constellations and their Legends

Author: Milton Heifetz,Wil Tirion

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139461389

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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What star is that? Where is the Southern Cross? Who was Orion? This book answers these questions and many more. Its unique simplified maps make it easy to find the constellations in the southern hemisphere skies, and the stars within them. Clear instructions guide the user on how to gauge sizes and distances, and move easily between constellations. This new edition has been updated with additional mythology information, and a list of the planet positions up to 2016. The ancient myths and legends of the sky are retold to add to the mystery of the stars. Of value to all ages, this book introduces the patterns of the starry skies in a memorable way. No equipment is needed to use this practical guide: apart from normal sight and clear skies. Magically illustrated, this is an ideal introduction to launch the young astronomer on a journey across the starlit skies.

A Walk Through the Heavens

A Guide to Stars and Constellations and Their Legends

Author: Milton D. Heifetz,Wil Tirion

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521544153

Category: Nature

Page: 87

View: 7563


Introduces the patterns of the night sky with simplified maps to guide beginners in locating the constellations and the stars within them, and includes ancient myths and legends related to the stars.

Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics: Suffering-Zwingli

Author: James Hastings,John Alexander Selbie,Louis Herbert Gray

Publisher: Burns & Oates


Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 2738


Scope: theology, philosophy, ethics of various religions and ethical systems and relevant portions of anthropology, mythology, folklore, biology, psychology, economics and sociology.