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Star Lore: Myths, Legends, and Facts
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date June 11, 2004
Pages 453
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486435817
ISBN-10 0486435814
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Original list price $22.95
Other format details sci/tech
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Generations of readers, stargazers, and fireside dreamers have delighted in this guide to the myths and legends surrounding the stars and constellations. Originally published in 1911, William Tyler Olcott's beloved classic offers captivating retellings of ancient celestial lore from around the world.
Star Lore recounts the origins and histories of star groups as well as the stories of individual constellations: Pegasus, the winged horse; Ursa Major, the Greater Bear; the seven daughters of Atlas known as the Pleiades; the hunter Orion, accompanied by his faithful dogs; Canis Major and Canis Minor; the signs of the Zodiac; and minor constellations such as the ship Argo, the Giraffe, and the Unicorn.
Fifty-eight black-and-white images include photographs of the actual stars as well as scenes from their related myths portrayed by Michelangelo, Rubens, Veronese, and other artists. This edition features a new introduction by astronomer Fred Schaaf, in addition to an extensive appendix and index.


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9780486435817 | details & prices | 453 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $22.95
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