Star Names and Their Meanings

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Kessinger Publishing, 2003 - Nature - 584 pages
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1899. This volume of star names is not intended for the professional astronomer, but as a reference to fill a vacancy in popular astronomical literature. It contains a sketch of the lunar and solar zodiacs which are constantly alluded to in the treating of individual constellations; as well as a detailed list of the constellations, their history among the nations, cataloging and early treatment by authors and their connection with astrology, art, folklore, literature and religion.

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User Review  - Jonathan Lidbeck - Goodreads

This is a very gratifying book to browse. It's a cross-section of history, in a way, but sliced not according to time period, or geography, but by the night sky. Here's why I'm so pleased with this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gavin White - Goodreads

A massive compendium of knowledge about the stars and constellations from all over the world. It has been the standard reference work for decades but it does show its age in many places. The weakest ... Read full review

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Star Names
... 1931) by William Tyler Olcott, gp Putnam's Sons, New York; Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning (1899, 1963) by Richard Hinckley Allen, Dover reprint ... ~gibson/ starnames/

Richard Hinckley Allen Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning
The entire book is online here. About three-quarters of it is up already (Dec 07): this is the entry page Thayer/ E/ Gazetteer/ Topics/ astronomy/ _Texts/ secondary/ ALLSTA/ home.html

IAU COMMISSION 5 - WG Designations Star name history
Historically, the brightest stars were named by ancient cultures with names that had special meaning for them. A good book describing the history of star ... IAU/ starnames.html

History of Constellation and Star Names
For Arabic star names in Western use it should be used in preference to "Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning," by Richard Allen. See the (German-language) ... ~gtosiris/ page4.html

Stellar Nomenclature
... at the history and mythology of star and constellation names, you can hardly do better than Richard Hinckley Allen's Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning. ... text/ sky/ starnames.htm

Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning is a book written by Richard Hinckley Allen. First published in 1899 as Star-Names and Their Meanings, ... wiki/ Star_Names:_Their_Lore_and_Meaning

Star Names. Their Lore and Meaning New at lacuscurtius and ...
In 1899, Richard H. Allen published his book Star Names. Their Lore and Meaning, in which he collected information on the nomenclature and historical ... 2008/ 03/ 22/ star-names-their-lore-and-meaning/

Star Names
The most scholarly of the three sources is the 1899 book by Richard Hinckley Allen Star Names; Their Lore and Meaning. This is a wonderful if somewhat ... observatory/ columns/ 2001/ aug.htm

JSTOR: Short Guide to Modern Star Names and Their Derivations
Short Guide to Modern Star Names and Their Derivations. Deborah Jean Warner. Isis, Vol. 78, No. 2, 275. Jun., 1987. Paul Kunitzsch; Tim Smart. ... sici?sici=0021-1753(198706)78%3A2%3C275%3ASGTMSN%3E2.0.CO%3B2-1

Filling the Sky - Resources
Allen, Richard Hinckley, "Star Names. Their Lore and Meaning", New York, 1963: Dover Publications, Inc. Reprint of Allen's 1899 book. ... resources.html

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