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Title:
The universe and how to see it : a practical guide to viewing and understanding the night sky
Author:
Sparrow, Giles, 1970-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
224 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780762103485
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

More than 300 stunning photographs & clear explanations of the science behind celestial phenomena make this guide both practical & unique. Planet Locator charts, Star Stories about the constellations & astro-photos spotlighting strange objects in the night sky are among the special features in this richly detailed book.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Reader's Digest presents The Universe and How to See It: A Practical Guide to Viewing and Understanding the Night Sky, Giles Sparrow's accessible survey of the firmament as seen from terra firma. With color photographs and illustrations on every page (300 all together), the book starts with the solar system, its smallest area of concern, and proceeds through the Milky Way and beyond to other galaxies. Sparrow (DK Space Encyclopedia) decodes constellation and sky maps, explains the origins and development of our galaxy and its contents, describes different galactic formations (elliptical galaxies, colliding galaxies, etc.) in short, he imparts a comprehensive essential grasp of astronomy. Serious amateur astronomers will be on cloud nine. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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