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A Walk Through the Southern Sky: A Guide to Stars, Constellations and Their Legends

A Walk Through the Southern Sky: A Guide to Stars, Constellations and Their Legends

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By (author) Milton Heifetz, Illustrated by Wil Tirion

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 126 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 244mm x 12mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 31 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1107698987
  • ISBN 13: 9781107698987
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 20 colour illus. 48 maps
  • Sales rank: 99,799

Product description

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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Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Measuring distances in the sky; 2. A walk through the heavens; 3. Legends of the constellations; 4. There's more to see!