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    DescriptionWhat star is that? Where is the Great Bear? A Walk through the Heavens is a beautiful and easy-to-use guide to the constellations of the northern hemisphere. By following the unique simplified maps, readers will be able to easily find and identify the constellations and the stars within them. Ancient myths and legends of the sky are retold, adding to the mystery of the stars. Written for the complete beginner, this practical guide introduces the patterns of the starry skies in a memorable way. No equipment is needed, apart from normal sight and clear skies.

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    A Walk Through the Heavens
    A Guide to Stars and Constellations and Their Legends
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Milton Heifetz, By (author) Wil Tirion
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 94
    Width: 185 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521544153
    ISBN 10: 0521544157

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KB
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HB
    BIC subject category V2: WNX, PGM
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    DC21: 523.8
    BIC subject category V2: PGT
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26480
    DC22: 523.8
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: NAT033000
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000
    BIC subject category V2: 1D, 1KB, 1HB
    B&T Approval Code: A52140000
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    LC classification: QB63 .H374 2004
    Thema V1.0: WNX, PGM, PGT
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    50 b/w illus.
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    Publication date
    12 February 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    'You don't need a telescope to learn where the constellations are - this book tells you exactly how to find them simply by looking at the sky. It's a useful skill to acquire: you can impress your friends when you stumble out of the pub by pointing out what's where in the night sky. The legends are fascinating too. This is a good book for someone who hasn't made their mind up about investing in a telescope.' The Times 'The third edition of this well-known book is most welcome ... Wil Tirion's illustrations are a real delight ... I cannot fault its value and appeal, and would recommend it to any newcomer to the night sky' Popular Astronomy
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Measuring distances in the sky; 2. A walk through the heavens; 3. Legends of the heavens; 4. There's more to see!; Constellations index.