The Stars (The Universe) Hardcover – 1 Jan 1988
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From the Back Cover
The Gem Night Sky was first published in 1985 to provide star maps of all 78 constellations with descriptions given of the main components of each constellation. In this new edition the text has been updated and redesigned and the mapping remains unchanged.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion are authors of the Collins Pocket Guide to Stars and Planets and The Monthly Sky Guide (CUP). Ian is editor of Norton’s Star Atlas and the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy, and author of Star Tales. Wil is author of Sky Atlas 2000.0.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
Articles on every constellation give essential information for both beginners and advanced astronomers. The articles are accompanied by very detailed maps showing all the neighbours of a certain constellation (so that you can easily find it in the sky) and also mentioning the interesting features you can see in your binoculars or telescope.
Plus there are many more helpful sections (e.g. a table of annual meteor showers) and a few beautiful photographs of galaxies and nebulae. The pocket size of the book (just 8x12 cm) makes it very light and easy to carry - a perfect reference book!
If you're just starting out in Astronomy, I recommend this as one of the books to get you started on my Astronomy website... in addition to Astronomy (Kingfisher Pocket Guides) or Stargazing (Collins Need to Know?)
The price is so reasonable that it would be daft not to buy it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
neat little book with lots of handy information. My copy dogeared from all the use.Published 6 months ago by blaze3862
I love Collins Gem for the fact they are pocket sized. This book is full of great astronomical knowledgePublished 12 months ago by Book Lover
Really informative and handy little guide to the night sky.The maps of the constellations are just right. And some larger scale maps show certain objects in more detail.Published 14 months ago by steven slack
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