Walk Through the Heavens A Guide to Stars and Constellations and Their Legends
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. 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
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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/12/2004
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
|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|
|List of constellations|