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Legends of the Stars [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Sir Patrick Moore
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6 Mar 2009
The stories behind the constellations

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (6 Mar 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752449028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752449029
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 653,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sir Patrick Moore is the world's best-known living astronomer. He has presented the BBC's 'Sky at Night' programme since 1957 and written over 60 books. Recognised by the scientific community as one of the greatest authorities in the field, he was awarded the OBE in 1968. In 2001 he received a Knighthood, won a BAFTA for his services to television and became a member of the celebrated Royal Society. He lives in Selsey, Sussex.

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Patrick Moore relates these celestial stories for children with the charm and grace of a natural story-teller - an ideal way to introduce youngsters to the sky. --Ian Ridpath, The Observatory magazine, December 2009

About the Author

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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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent handbook for young minds 2 Jan 2013
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Beautifully illustrated and excellent information for young enquiring minds. Interesting stories behind the constellations to assist with star system idenfications. Highly recommended for young learners.
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