The Universe and how to See it: A Practical Guide to Viewing and Understanding the Night Sky

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Reader's Digest, 2001 - Science - 224 pages
Gorgeous photographs and comprehensive text combine to provide a fascinating foray into the science behind celestial phenomena, revealing the secrets of how the cosmos work; simplifying planetary geology, the life cycles of the stars, and the wonders of the Milky Way; and delving into to myths, folklore, and beliefs behind the constellations.

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Stars and the galaxy
Star distances
Plotting the lives of stars

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About the author (2001)

Giles Sparrow studied astronomy at University College, London, and is now an editor and established author specializing in science, technology, and their history and interaction with society. He has been writing professionally for ten years, and his published books include "Universe, How the Universe Works, The Planets", and "The Universe and How to See It". He lives and works in East London.

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