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

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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.
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A Walk through the Southern Sky

A Guide to Stars, Constellations and Their Legends

Author: Milton Heifetz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139537156

Category: Science

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A Walk through the Southern Sky is a beautifully illustrated guide to the stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere. By following the simplified and easy-to-use starmaps, readers will be able to identify constellations with no equipment but normal sight and a clear night sky. This book provides clear instructions on how to determine star sizes and the distances between stars, allowing readers to move easily between constellations. The budding astronomer is introduced to the mystery and wonder of the southern sky as the myths and legends of its stars and constellations are wondrously retold. The third edition of this magical book features a new moon map, an updated list of planet positions, additional illustrations and more realistic star maps. It is an invaluable and beautiful guide for beginner stargazers, both young and old.
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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

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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.
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Zoo in the Sky

A Book of Animal Constellations

Author: Jacqueline Mitton,Christina Balit

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780792259350

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Shows and describes the animal constellations, including Canis Major and Scorpius the Scorpion, and provides information about some of the more unusual stars that make up the constellations. Reprint.
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Written in the Stars

Constellations, facts and folklore

Author: Alison Davies

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1787133168

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Ever looked up and longed to know more about the constellations that inhabit the night sky? This is the perfect guide to discovering the stars and their stories. Written in the Stars leads you through the heavens above as you discover the scientific facts, legends and myths that surround the 88 constellations of the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Uncover the patterns in the stars through the richly illustrated pages of this charming book, which brings each of the constellations to life. Discover the secret to why crows are as black as coal, which goddess weaves coloured clouds, who cut their hair to protect their husband, and which is the smallest star in the sky. Visually stunning, with metallic ink throughout, Written in the Stars captures the beauty of our twinkling night sky and is the perfect gift for novice stargazers and armchair astronomers alike.
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The Stargazer's Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Q. L. Pearce

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780812594232

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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A guide to identifying constellations includes an explanation of the mythology surrounding them, a description of their most notable stars, and facts about the wonders of space, along with a punch-out star wheel. Reissue.
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Stargazing

Astronomy Without a Telescope

Author: Patrick Moore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521794459

Category: Nature

Page: 209

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Patrick Moore's illustrated month-by-month guide to astronomy with the naked eye.
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The Southern Sky Guide

Author: David Ellyard,Wil Tirion

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521789585

Category: Nature

Page: 95

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The classic beginner's guide to the southern hemisphere skies, updated to 2010.
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Easy Field Guide to the Arizona Night Sky

Author: Dan Heim

Publisher: American Traveler Press

ISBN: 9780935810783

Category: History

Page: 32

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This guide is your map for a personal stargazing tour through the Arizona Night Sky. Included are the legends of the night sky from the region's Native American tribes.
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