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Legends of the Stars

Legends of the Stars

The stories behind the constellations

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ISBN 9780752449029
Barcode 9780752449029
Published 6 March 2009 by The History Press Ltd
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Moore, CBE, DSc, FRAS, Sir Patrick
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ISBN-13 9780752449029
ISBN-10 0752449028
Stock Available
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Publisher The History Press Ltd
Imprint The History Press Ltd
Publication Date 6 March 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Moore, CBE, DSc, FRAS, Sir Patrick
Category Galaxies, Clusters, Intergalactic Matter
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 220mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 360g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Astronomy, Space & Time
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 523.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Have you ever wondered how the constellations got their names? Or wanted to know the stories of the gods and heroes immortalised in the night sky? In Legends of the Stars, Patrick Moore, Britaina s best-loved astronomer and presenter of The Sky at Night for over fifty years, re-tells some of the stories behind these star-groups, and explains how to look for them in the heavens. From the great hunter Orion to his nemesis the Scorpion, and from Pegasus the flying horse to Jasona s ship the Argo, he guides the reader through the celestial picture book, bringing alive some of greatest tales ever told. In an age when the ancient myths are seldom taught in schools, this is an ideal book for anyone who has ever gazed at the stars and asked themselves how the names of the constellations came about.

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Author's Bio

Patrick Moore has attained almost legendary status as an astronomer, writer and broadcaster. A former president of the British Astronomical Society and the Society for Popular Astronomy, he has presented The Sky at Night on television for over fifty years. The author of more than seventy books on astronomy, he is also an accomplished composer, pianist and xylophonist.

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