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A Walk Through the Heavens A Guide to Stars and Constellations and their Legends

Popular Science
By: Milton D Heifetz and Wil Tirion
96 pages, 50 b/w illustrations
A Walk Through the Heavens
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  • A Walk Through the Heavens ISBN: 9780521544153 Edition: 3 Paperback Feb 2004 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
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What 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.

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

Customer Reviews

Popular Science
By: Milton D Heifetz and Wil Tirion
96 pages, 50 b/w illustrations
Media reviews

"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

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