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

ISBN-10: 0521544157
ISBN-13: 9780521544153
Edition: 3rd 2004 (Revised)
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Description: 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.  More...

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List price: $21.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 94
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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. Milton D. Heifetz is a clinical professor of neurosurgery at the University of Southern California and visiting professor at Harvard Medical School. This is his first astronomy book. Wil Tirion is the author of numerous sky guides, including The Cambridge Guide to Stars and Planets (1997), The Cambridge Star Atlas (1996), and The Monthly Sky Guide (Cambridge, 2003). Previous Edition Hb (1998): 00-521-62513-0

Introduction
Measuring Distances in the Sky: The brightness of stars
Life in the Heavens
Instructions for the use of the atlas
Four seasonal star maps
A Walk Through The Heavens
Starting from the Big Dipper
Starting from Orion
Legends of the Heavens
Circumpolar Constellations: Brightness test
Binocular sights
List of constellations
Index

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