Stories in the Stars

An Atlas of Constellations

Author: Susanna Hislop

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473505879

Category: Science

Page: 224

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***AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4*** Travel the night sky and discover the stories in the stars. ‘What a beautiful book it is! A treasured possession.’ Mary Beard 'No astronomy book can claim to be as beautiful as the night sky, but Stories in the Stars comes closest!' Tristan Gooley Look up: above us is a jet-black canvas pricked with white dots, and a carnival of animals, mythical creatures, gods and goddesses in its shining constellations. Here, Susanna Hislop – writer and stargazer – and Hannah Waldron – international artist – leap between centuries, cultures and traditions to present a whole universe of stories in all their blazing glory. Stories in the Stars is an imaginative and whimsical exploration of each of the night sky’s 88 constellations: a playful and stunningly illustrated compendium.
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The Mythology of the Night Sky

An Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Ancient Greek and Roman Legends

Author: David E. Falkner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461401377

Category: Science

Page: 238

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The Mythology of the Night Sky is intended primarily for amateur astronomers who would like to know the mythology behind the names of constellations and planets. It deals with the 48 constellations identified by the ancient Greek astronomer Ptolemy, as well as all the planets of our solar system and their moons, which are named after Roman gods. To assist practical observers the book gives the location and description of each constellation, including named stars and deep-sky objects. Readers are encouraged to observe and image the constellations for themselves, and there is a lot of practical information in this book to help them along the way. In addition to providing a detailed (and mostly Greek) mythology of the constellations and the vast soap opera that was part of the Ancient Greek pantheon, this book also addresses the planets of the Solar System, which are named after the Roman - not Greek - gods.
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Star Tales

Author: Ian Ridpath

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 9780718826956

Category: Fiction

Page: 161

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The myths and legends associated with the stars and constellations, as told by a leading science author. Illustrated with engravings from two leading star atlases, this is a perfect reference book for anyone interested in classical mythology or astronomy.
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Atlas of the skies

journeying between the stars and planets in the discovery of the universe

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844060832

Category: Astronomy

Page: 240

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The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades

Stories from Around the World

Author: Munya Andrews

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 9781876756451

Category: Science

Page: 368

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The seven sisters of the Pleiades are known throughout the world and appear again and again in stories from many cultures. Beginning with her grandmother's tale, Munya Andrews takes the reader to the stars, around and across the planet through Indigenous North America, Australia, Japan and the Pacific, and back through time to Ancient Egypt, India, Greece and South America. She explores the commonalities of legends to discover our common human origins. The Subaru from Japan share much with the young women depicted as birds in the stories from Greece and Indigenous Australia. The Pleiades have been the source of much mythology, wisdom and science over many millennia. The book is also an examination of culture and how culture is expressed through symbols and stories related to stars and other astronomical phenomena. Her work is distinguished from other studies in the field because she brings to it an Indigenous perspective which enriches its interpretative power. No other writer has captured the richness of this mysterious constellation.
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Star Lore

Myths, Legends, and Facts

Author: William Tyler Olcott

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140806

Category: Science

Page: 544

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Captivating retellings of the origins and histories of ancient star groups include Pegasus, Ursa Major, Pleiades, signs of the zodiac, and other constellations. "Classic." — Sky & Telescope. 58 illustrations.
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Sky Stories

Ancient and Modern

Author: Roger Ptak

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781560725077

Category: Science

Page: 124

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Most of the constellations, the patterns of stars found in the night sky, are connected with the ancient myths which people developed to give meaning to what they saw in the sky, based on the experience of their culture. The ideas of modern astronomy play a similar role for us today. They are stories which help us understand the phenomena we discover when we look deeper into the sky than is possible with eyes alone. In this book, the ancient sky stories and those of modern astronomy are woven together in a unique way. Coverage includes twenty-four important constellations as well as the sun and the moon and the sky as a whole. For each of these, one of the old stories is tied together with the astronomical understanding of a key feature in that part of the sky, allowing one story to serve as a reminder for the other.
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Star Stories

Constellations and People

Author: Anthony Aveni

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300241280

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 1881

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Follow an epic animal race, a quest for a disembodied hand, and an emu egg hunt in constellation stories from diverse cultures
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The New Patterns in the Sky

Myths and Legends of the Stars

Author: Julius D. W. Staal

Publisher: McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780939923045

Category: Science

Page: 300

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Provides astronomical data on the constellations and relates myths and legends associated with each one.
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Pantologia

A New Cabinet Cyclopaedia, Comprehending a Complete Series of Essays, Treatises, and Systems, Alphabetically Arranged...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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