The Book of Constellations

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ISBN: 1875169946
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Number of pages: 128
Author: Robin Kerrod

Download and read online The Book of Constellations in PDF and EPUB This fascinating narrative recounts the history of astronomy and, with more than 100 full-color illustrations, it shows readers how to find the planets and constellations in the night sky. In ancient times, people thought that the Sun, Moon, and stars were gods. They recorded their movements and imagined that the stars made pictures in the sky. The Greeks and the Romans related these "pictures" of animals and men--or constellations--to their legends. They also identified planets and named them for their gods--Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter. Their observations marked the first step in the development of astronomy, which today is a sophisticated science. Modern astronomers have followed the tradition of naming heavenly bodies after ancient gods. For instance, the solar system's outer planets weren't identified until after the telescope's invention, but with their discoveries they were named after Uranus, a Greek god of the sky . . . Neptune, the Roman god of the sea . . . and Pluto, the Roman god of the underworld. The author recounts the legends connected with many constellations, including Aquarius, Aries, Cancer, Orion, and others. This beautifully illustrated book helps readers navigate their way around the night sky as they learn the significance of heavenly bodies' names. Color photos and illustrations throughout.

The Book of Constellations

Filename: the-book-of-constellations.pdf
ISBN: 0764154400
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 128
Author: Robin Kerrod
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

Download and read online The Book of Constellations in PDF and EPUB Looks at the traditions and myths of the constellations and includes information about each celestial body.

Once Upon a Starry Night

Filename: once-upon-a-starry-night.pdf
ISBN: 1426303912
Release Date: 2009-01
Number of pages: 32
Author: Jacqueline Mitton
Publisher: National Geographic Books

Download and read online Once Upon a Starry Night in PDF and EPUB The follow-up to Zoo in the Sky presents facts about stars, nebulas, galaxies, and constellations and recounts the Greek myths that provide widely-known names for ten constellations, from Andromeda to Pegasus. Reprint.

Night Sky

Filename: night-sky.pdf
ISBN: 9781591936145
Release Date: 2016-06-15
Number of pages: 320
Author: Jonathan Poppele
Publisher: Adventure Publications

Download and read online Night Sky in PDF and EPUB Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever! Take a simple approach to finding 62 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, instead of attempting to study dizzying charts. Start with the easy-to-find constellations during each season and work toward the more difficult ones. Better yet, you'll learn how to locate any constellation in relation to the Big Dipper, the North Star and the top of the sky. With two ways to locate each constellation, you'll know where in the sky to look and what to look for! Along the way, you'll be introduced to mythology, facts and tidbits, as well as details about the planets, solar system and more! As an added bonus, the book comes with a red-light flashlight for night reading.

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

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ISBN: 9781448130856
Release Date: 2013-05-16
Number of pages: 432
Author: Anthony Marra
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online A Constellation of Vital Phenomena in PDF and EPUB Longlisted for the National Book Award 2013 In a snow-covered village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as her father is abducted in the middle of the night by Russian soldiers. Their life-long friend and neighbour, Akhmed, has also been watching, and when he finds Havaa he knows of only one person who might be able to help. For tough-minded doctor Sonja Rabina, it’s just another day of trying to keep her bombed-out, abandoned hospital going. When Akhmed arrives with Havaa, asking Sonja for shelter, she has no idea who the pair are. But over the course of five extraordinary days, Sonja’s world will shift on its axis, revealing the intricate pattern of connections that binds these three unlikely companions together and unexpectedly decides their fate. 'A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is simply spectacular' Ann Patchett

An Islamic Book of Constellations

Filename: an-islamic-book-of-constellations.pdf
ISBN: UCSD:31822022574180
Release Date: 1965
Number of pages: 22
Author: Bodleian Library

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Once Upon a Starry Night

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ISBN: 9781845070731
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 24
Author: Jacqueline Mitton

Download and read online Once Upon a Starry Night in PDF and EPUB From Hercules to Cassiopeia, young stargazers can learn the stories behind 10 great constellations, drawing on both scientific fact and ancient legends. Detailed illustrations and foil blocking make this a beautiful addition to the series.Ages 6 and up

Find the Constellations

Filename: find-the-constellations.pdf
ISBN: 9780547342573
Release Date: 2008-09-22
Number of pages: 72
Author: H. A. Rey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Find the Constellations in PDF and EPUB 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. New updates concentrate on the planetary and solar system information in the latter part of the book. Facts and figures for each planet have been revised, and new scientific information has been added, such as Pluto’s reclassification as a dwarf planet. There's also a brand-new online resource that allows readers to track the positions of the planets in the night sky till the year 2100!

Zoo in the Sky

Filename: zoo-in-the-sky.pdf
ISBN: 9780711213197
Release Date: 1999-11-01
Number of pages: 32
Author: Jacqueline Mitton
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited

Download and read online Zoo in the Sky in PDF and EPUB Featuring constellations named after animals, birds and fishes, this text introduces young children to a "zoo" in the sky. Sky maps and an information spread on the night sky, stars and galaxies are also included.

The Cambridge Guide to the Constellations

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ISBN: 0521449219
Release Date: 1995-06-22
Number of pages: 320
Author: Michael E. Bakich
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online The Cambridge Guide to the Constellations in PDF and EPUB Offers information on the size, visibility, and location of eighty-eight constellations.

Family Constellations

Filename: family-constellations.pdf
ISBN: 9781556438325
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 69
Author: Joy Manné
Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Download and read online Family Constellations in PDF and EPUB Mapping out a “family constellation,” explains Dr. Joy Manné, encompasses exploring previous powerful life events from accidents to adoptions and accessing the deepest dynamics in that family system. This process helps us recognize and then resolve deeply seated family patterns. For example, in order to understand a person’s inability to trust, the family history of betrayal must be uncovered and released. These insights replace resentment with respect, pain with understanding. Dr. Manné uses the knowledge gained from her own practice as well as her educational experiences with Bert Hellinger, the founder of Family Constellations therapy, to clearly describe this technique. Most family constellation sessions are carried out in a group setting, with the facilitator first seeking clarity regarding the issue or problem the client has come to work out. Representatives are then chosen from among the group and the constellation is set up and worked in until it comes to resolution. This may be followed by a closing ritual and advice about how to integrate what the constellation has revealed. Through the use of real-life examples of family constellations, Dr. Manné makes this increasingly popular practice understandable and relatable.

Star Lore

Filename: star-lore.pdf
ISBN: 0486435814
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 453
Author: William Tyler Olcott
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Star Lore in PDF and EPUB Captivating retellings of the origins and histories of ancient star groups include Pegasus, Ursa Major, Pleiades, signs of the zodiac, and other constellations. "Classic." -- "Sky & Telescope." 58 illustrations.

Night Sky With the Naked Eye

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ISBN: 9781624143113
Release Date: 2016-11-08
Number of pages: 224
Author: Bob King
Publisher: Page Street Publishing

Download and read online Night Sky With the Naked Eye in PDF and EPUB Understand and Enjoy the Wonders of the Stars with Fun Activities for the Whole Family Gain a deeper appreciation of the universe and our place in it with Night Sky with the Naked Eye. Learn how to spot the International Space Station, follow the moon through its phases, forecast an aurora and watch a meteor shower along with traditional night sky activities such as identifying the bright planets, stars and constellations. Fun activities embrace modern technology with the best apps and websites that make it easy for anyone to observe the greatest spectacles of the sky without a telescope or other expensive equipment. An expert in his field, Bob King teaches night sky courses and makes cosmic mysteries practical and accessible for skywatchers new and old. Understand what makes stars twinkle and where meteors come from in this complete guide to the heavens. Unique illustrations and stunning photos help the reader understand the concepts presented. Tips on how to photograph satellites, eclipses and the aurora are also included. Unravel the secrets of the universe while deepening your appreciation of its beauty through this clear and concise guide.


Filename: constellations.pdf
ISBN: 1623650887
Release Date: 2013-10-25
Number of pages: 320
Author: Giles Sparrow
Publisher: Quercus

Download and read online Constellations in PDF and EPUB Constellations is a guide to the night sky that focuses on these 88 distinctive patterns, revealing their often intriguing storiesâ??their origins, mythology, present-day significance, and the multitude of wondrous objects they contain. Complete with over 300 of the best astronomical images ever captured, a comprehensive introduction to the stars and other celestial phenomena, and a series of newly commissioned, state-of-the-art maps showing the stars that are visible from populated latitudes in both hemispheres throughout the year, this magnificent guide has all you need to know to become an expert stargazer. Step outside on a clear night, and the number of stars in the night sky can be overwhelming. Take a pair of binoculars or a small telescope with you, and a celestial vista of star clusters and clouds, knots of gas and dust, nearby planets and distant galaxies is revealed. Since ancient times, stargazers have made sense of the night sky by grouping its stars into constellationsâ??star patterns that often have symbolic or mythological meanings.

Constellation Myths

Filename: constellation-myths.pdf
ISBN: 9780198716983
Release Date: 2015
Number of pages: 256
Author: Eratosthenes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online Constellation Myths in PDF and EPUB "First published as an Oxford world's classics paperback, 2015."--Verso of title page.