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A Walk through the Heavens By Milton D. Heifetz

A Walk through the Heavens

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Take a journey across the starlit skies with A Walk through the Heavens. With magical illustrations and simplified constellation maps, this handbook is ideal for the young astronomer without binoculars. The ancient legends behind the constellations are also beautifully retold.

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A Walk through the Heavens Summary

A Walk through the Heavens: A Guide to Stars and Constellations and their Legends by Milton D. Heifetz

A Walk through the Heavens is a guide to the pathways of the sky. It contains unique, simplified maps of the constellations and instructions on how to measure their sizes and the separations between them. Using this information you can find the constellations very easily and take a mind's eye journey from one constellation to its neighbours. The ancient myths and legends surrounding the constellations are retold, enriching our understanding of how historical peoples saw the awe-inspiring spectacle of a sky sprinkled with stars. Magically illustrated by Wil Tirion, this book does not assume that the reader has binoculars, and is ideal to inspire the young astronomer just starting out on a journey across the starlit skies.

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A Walk through the Heavens Reviews

'... a sort of road atlas for northern skies, furnishing the reader with helpful maps and clear instructions.' New Scientist
'This is a charming book, and actually quite useful for introducing younger children to the wonders of the night sky ... potentially a very useful book, and at the price, certainly better value than a planisphere for teaching the constellations.' Alex Lovell, Association for Astronomy Education
'It is an excellent first observational astronomy book also suitable for children.' Pam Spence, Astronomy Now

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Measuring Distances in the Sky: The brightness of stars; Life in the Heavens; Instructions for the use of the atlas; Four seasonal star maps; Part II. A Walk Through The Heavens; 1. Starting from the Big Dipper; 2. Starting from Orion; Part III. Legends of the Heavens; Part IV. Circumpolar Constellations: Brightness test; Binocular sights; List of constellations; Index.

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A Walk through the Heavens: A Guide to Stars and Constellations and their Legends by Milton D. Heifetz
Milton D. Heifetz
Used - Very Good
Cambridge University Press
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.