Constellations: The Stars and Stories

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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

The Dove
46
The Air Pump CORVUS The Crow The Raven
60
The Crab
69
The Hare
74
The Table Mountain
80
The Hunter
86
The Phoenix
92
The
98
THE MAPS
121
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