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The Great Atlas of the Stars is a guide to the night sky that enables all generations of stargazers to look at the stars, recognise them on sight and call them by name. This text contains 180 full page photographs which show the stars as they are seen with the naked eye. Transparent overlays placed over each photograph enable identification of the celestial bodies, while identification cards provide information on the history, distance, type, luminosity, and deimenstions of each star. This Library Edition has a concealed spiral spine.
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Splendid color spreads of celestial objects, such as the Large Magellanic Cloud, the Orion Nebula, and Omega Centauri.--Jeremy McGovern"Astronomy" (11/01/2002) Almost the size of a tabloid newspaper and held together with a spiral binding, it is user-friendly and designed for frequent use.--Lynn Moore"Montreal Gazette" (12/01/2001) Any stargazer on your list would love this book.--John McPhee"Halifax Chronicle-Herald" (09/06/2003) Excels at placing stellar objects in their context ... Genuinely helpful.-- (04/01/2002) From its eye-popping photographs and overlays right down to the drop-shadow graphics and white-space relief, this is a big, beautiful astronomy book ... It reaffirms the power and art of astrophotography to draw us into a universe that the eye can never see, except in dreamland. In this respect, the book will inspire beginners and win over new converts, as well as encourage serious observers to stand back from the eyepiece every now and then and just look up.-- (05/01/2002) Stunning photographic guide ... The strength of the atlas is in the quantity and quality of the photographs ... The large format of the book (about 10 1/2 by 14 inches) allows for some magnificent color double-page photographs of celestial objects.-- (06/15/2002) What makes it special, however, are the sumptuous color illustrations. This is the kind of book calculated to inspire even the most jaded urban dweller to look up at the night sky, and to make the brightest constellations more accessible to novice observers who will form the next generation of astronomers. Highly recommended for general readers and lower- and upper-division undergraduates.-- (02/01/2002) Replete with huge, eye-filling star fields, this oversized astronomical atlas will dazzle both beginning skywatchers and young experts ... photographic techniques that fill each image with a carpet of colored stars, while making those that form the constellation stand out.-- (05/01/2002) This atlas is an absolutely gorgeous book. The photography is this volume is awesome ... This book is not only a good reference item for most libraries, it is a good book to have at home for those clear, starry nights.-- (01/01/2002) Amateur stargazers have a new weapon in constellation recognition [in this book] ... gorgeous photographs of the night sky.-- (10/01/2001) Gorgeous telescopic images to help even the least experienced of stargazers recognize 30 major constellations.--Maclean's (12/10/2001) This impressive 11" x 14" book is an authoritative compilation of amazing photographs of 30 of the most important constellations.--Canadian Camera (01/01/2002) If you ever considered becoming acquainted with the night sky, I can think of no better guide than this book. It is great in both size and approach.-- (02/01/2003) Wonderfully attractive ... The entire volume is a delight.-- (08/15/2002)About the Author:
Serge Brunier is the best-selling author of Majestic Universe: Views from Here to Infinity.
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Book Description Firefly Books, 2001. Binder. Condition: Very Good. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Light general wear. 112 pages. Seller Inventory # 124073
Book Description Firefly Books, Limited. Spiral-bound. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1552096432I5N10
Book Description Firefly Books, 2001. School & Library Binding. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1552096432