Star Maps for Beginners

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Star Maps for Beginners
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Paperback, Simon & Schuster Books, 1992, ISBN # 0671791877

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Designed with the beginner in mind and useful to anyone interested in astronomy. Star Maps for Beginners is the classic guide to viewing and understanding the heavens. Its superb maps -- drawn in the shape of two crossed ellipses -- provide the reader with a unique perspective on the sky and have been widely acknowledged as the easiest system yet devised for locating any constellation at any time of the year.

Now revised for the 1990s, with updated planet charts and a new section on spotting meteor showers. Star Maps for Beginners includes:

12 complete maps -- one for each month -- showing the positions of the constellations viewed from every direction

a synoptic table that shows how to choose the proper map for use at any time special tables that give approximate positions of the planets for the years 1992 through 1997

the most up-to-date overview of the solar system available today the latest facts about each of the planets -- orbit, size, atmosphere, internal structure, climate, and terrain

a full chapter on the history and development of the constellations, and the ancient legends and mythological lore surrounding them

a special section on meteors -- how they originate and when and where to spot them.

Initially published in 1942 and now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Star Maps for Beginners has sold more than 450,000 copies.

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Publisher: Touchstone
Publish Date: Sep 01, 1992
ISBN-13: 9780671791872
ISBN-10: 0671791877
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 64
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 11.0 x 8.5 x 0.2
Walmart No.: 978067179187
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