Constellations: The Stars and Stories

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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It's not always easy to find the 88 constellations, but this illustrated guidebook will lead you through the stars and make gazing at them a more meaningful experience. Two larger maps portray the entire northern and southern sky, and all the constellations in it. Because the stars put on different "seasonal shows," another set charts the changes that take place in the heavens during the year. Still more pictures present a close-up view of every single constellation, filled with detail. (You'll see an image of the real or imaginary creature it's named after, too.) And, there's so much great information accompanying the super visuals: facts on how far away the stars really are, other interstellar phenomena, the history of every constellation and how they got their names, and the best way to do your star searching. A Selection of Children's Book-of-the-Month Club.
 

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This is very informative and detailed. However, it does contain a few minor errors, such as calling the Titans gods. Overall, I thought it was very good.

Contents

Q STARGAZING
5
The Princess
14
The Eagle
21
The Sculptors Chisel
28
The Sea Goat
34
The King
41
The Microscope
80
The Unicorn 81 URSA MAOR The Great Bear
112
The Serpent Bearer 84 VOLANS The Flying Fish
118
The Net 98 SOUTHERN LATITUDES
124
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