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Star Tales Hardcover – Illustrated, 8 Feb 1989

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: James Clarke and Co Ltd (8 Feb. 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718826957
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718826956
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 2.2 x 24 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 570,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ridpath explains in readable, concise, and reliable terms the origin and meaning of constellations, the 88 star patterns visible in the night sky. He emphasizes throughout that these configurations are a product of the human imagination and, as such, the patterns have changed throughout history. The author shows how Greek and Roman mythology shaped these celestial images into the assemblages of figures we see today. Each constellation is well explained using sufficient detail. Most public libraries will want this wonderful story of star tales. - Robert Paul, Dickinson Coll., Carlisle, Pa. --Library Journal

About the Author

Ian Ridpath is among the leading British writers and broadcasters on astronomy and space. Regular appearances on both BBC TV's Breakfast Time and TV-AM, as well as many children's programmes, have made him a familiar figure. His radio broadcasts include Science Now and Today on Radio 4, Radio 2's John Dunn Show, programmes for the BBC World Service, LBC and BBC Radio London. He has written over 30 books on astronomy and space for both adults and children. He is editor of Popular Astronomy magazine and of Norton's Star Atlas.

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