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The Cambridge Guide to the Constellations

The Cambridge Guide to the Constellations

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  • Date Published: September 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521449212

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  • Constellations are not new to astronomy. Even before the era of printing, patterns of stars have been recognized by humans and their histories have been passed on from generation to generation, culture to culture. This book is the ultimate constellation reference book. Finally, a book exists that brings together a variety of information about constellations, including: the size, visibility, and relative brightness of all eighty-eight constellations; former locations of extinct constellations; the number of visible stars in each constellation; and more. Using tables, this information is presented in the first part of the book so that constellations can be readily compared and a general view of them developed. In the second part of the book, each constellation is taken in turn, with a star chart and map illustrating the associated celestial figure, supported by a comprehensive list of essential properties. This highly illustrated volume provides the most complete reference to date covering all aspects of the constellations and will be helpful for astronomers, both amateur and professional, educators and science writers.

    • The most comprehensive single reference on the constellations to date
    • Highly illustrated with star charts and maps of the celestial figures
    • A series of tables provide a wealth of information and allow easy reference and comparison for the constellations
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… a fascinating cornucopia of constellation facts and figures …' Adrian Ashford, New Scientist

    ' … one of the best … a lot of goodies for every amateur astronomer, both for the observing one and for the armchair astronomer … All of us have something to learn from this excellent book.' Jan Sandstrom, Astronomi und Raumfahrt

    'If you want to have a reference book about constellations, then you want to have this book on your shelves.' Pam Spence, Astronomy Now

    'The book has some novel ideas for the presentation of a wealth of unusual material and I found no mistakes. It is not a bedside book for browsing. It is a work to reside on a shelf for reference, mostly for amateur astronomers' use, but also for anyone with an interest in the stars.' Paul Murdin, imes Higher Education Supplement

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521449212
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 250 x 185 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 88 b/w illus. 88 maps 22 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Explanations for lists
    Part I. Lists: Part II. Constellations.

  • Author

    Michael E. Bakich

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