The Stars and Stories

Author: Chris Sasaki,Joe Boddy

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402708008

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 3709


Explains what constellations are and how to look for them, and describes the appearance and origins of eighty-eight constellations from the northern and southern hemispheres, including the stories people of different cultures tell.


Author: Gregory L. Vogt

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736834605

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3800


Describes some of the constellations that can be seen in the night sky, including how to use constellations to find specific stars.

Stories of the Constellations

Myths and Legends of the Night Skies

Author: Kieron Connolly

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782741976

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 6258


How did the Great Bear get its name? Where can I find Orion in the sky? And why is the constellation of Cassiopeia hanging upside down? Stories of the Constellations collects 40 classic myths and legends of the night sky. Aries may be a ram, but why can it be found among the stars? How can you find the Big Dipper? What are the stories behind Cancer the Crab, Sagittarius the Centaur and Hydra the serpent? Explained in this book are the stories behind the 12 star signs (such as the Gemini twins, the Taurus bull), along with more than 25 other characters from mythology who also have a place in the heavens, such as Perseus carrying Medusa’s head of snakes, three-headed dog Cerberus and hero Hercules fighting the dragon Draco. Stories of the Constellations is illustrated throughout with outstanding new artworks for each character, showing how the constellation fits the character. There are also colour illustrations of one of the stories about each character and locator maps that allow the reader to find the constellations in the night sky. As well as explanations of how to read the sky at night, the story behind each featured character is explained and there are easy-to-read ‘Did you know?’ factboxes. Packed with educational and fun information on both classical mythology and astronomy, Stories of the Constellations is a colourful and exciting read.

The constellations

Author: Lloyd Motz,Carol Nathanson

Publisher: Doubleday Books


Category: Nature

Page: 411

View: 3843


Describes the history, mythology, scientific aspects, and important stars of each constellation from Andromeda to Virgo

Find the Constellations

Author: H. A. Rey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547342578

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 4017


Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the movement of the objects we see in the sky, this classic book makes H. A. Rey’s passion for astronomy evident on every page. New updates concentrate on the planetary and solar system information in the latter part of the book. Facts and figures for each planet have been revised, and new scientific information has been added, such as Pluto’s reclassification as a dwarf planet. There's also a brand-new online resource that allows readers to track the positions of the planets in the night sky till the year 2100!

The Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology

Author: Vivian E. Robson

Publisher: Astrology Center of America

ISBN: 9781933303130

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

View: 6904


Ancient astrologers declared stars "fixed" to distinguish them from wandering stars, which they called planets. This book is the distillation of two thousand years of astrological research. It is a comprehensive survey of fixed stars in natal & mundane astrology, the stars & constellations of medieval magic, and fixed stars in astrometeorology. Robson gives their traditional meanings & their effects when combined with planets & angles. Convenient tables & a comprehensive index make this volume easy to use. Included are some 110 named stars, as well as 48 ancient constellations & 60 modern ones. Arabic, Chinese & Hindu lunar mansions are also discussed. Since its first publication in 1923, this book has been the classic on fixed stars, the one to which everyone since has referred. About the author: Vivian Erwood Robson, 1890 - 1942, was a librarian by trade. Like many librarians he had a natural bent for research, and, in his particular case, astrology. He studied ancient astrologers closely, including Ptolemy & William Lilly. His books on fixed stars, electional astrology & relationships are 20th century classics. ar

Constellations of the Night Sky

Author: Bruce LaFontaine

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486426488

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4088


Large, double-page illustrations introduce stargazers of all ages to 22 major constellations, among them Aquarius, the water bearer; Orion, the hunter; Gemini, the twins; as well as Canis Major, Taurus, and Leo. Accompanying text relates mythological story behind each constellation's name and identifies its principal stars.

Family Constellations

A Practical Guide to Uncovering the Origins of Family Conflict

Author: Joy Manne, Ph.D.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944869

Category: Psychology

Page: 80

View: 438


Mapping out a “family constellation,” explains Dr. Joy Manné, encompasses exploring previous powerful life events from accidents to adoptions and accessing the deepest dynamics in that family system. This process helps us recognize and then resolve deeply seated family patterns. For example, in order to understand a person’s inability to trust, the family history of betrayal must be uncovered and released. These insights replace resentment with respect, pain with understanding.Dr. Manné uses the knowledge gained from her own practice as well as her educational experiences with Bert Hellinger, the founder of Family Constellations therapy, to clearly describe this technique. Most family constellation sessions are carried out in a group setting, with the facilitator first seeking clarity regarding the issue or problem the client has come to work out. Representatives are then chosen from among the group and the constellation is set up and worked in until it comes to resolution. This may be followed by a closing ritual and advice about how to integrate what the constellation has revealed. Through the use of real-life examples of family constellations, Dr. Manné makes this increasingly popular practice understandable and relatable.