The Stars: A New Way to See Them

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the movement of the objects we see in the sky, this classic book makes H. A. Rey's passion for astronomy evident on every page.
Second edition updates concentrate on the planetary and solar system information in the latter half of the book. Facts and figures for each planet have been revised, and new scientific information has been added, including sections on earth-asteroid collisions, black holes, supernovas, the Kuiper Belt (asteroid belt beyond Neptune), Pluto's reclassification, and how the moon was formed.
 

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I cannot tell you how simple this book makes star gazing! People attending my star gazing presentations marveled at how easy it was to locate stars and constellations because of this book. Read full review

Contents

SHAPES IN THE SKY
9
MEET THE CONSTELLATIONS
26
THE STARS THROUGH THE YEAR
66
SOME WHYS AND HOWS
108
INDEXGLOSSARY
151
UNIVERSAL SKY CHART
157
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About the author (2008)

Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.

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