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Star Tales
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Publisher Lutterworth Pr
Publication date February 28, 1989
Pages 160
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780718826956
ISBN-10 0718826957
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $42.50
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Every night, a pageant of Greek mythology circles overhead. Perseus flies to the rescue of Andromeda, Orion faces the charge of the snorting Bull, and the ship of the Argonauts sails in search of the Golden Fleece. Constellations are the invention of the human imagination, not of nature. They are an expression of the human desire to impress its own order upon the apparent chaos of the night sky. Modern science tells us that these twinkling points of light are glowing balls of gas, but the ancient Greeks, to whom we owe many of our constellations, knew nothing of this. Ian Ridpath, well-known astronomy writer and broadcaster, has been intrigued by the myths of the stars for many years. Star Tales is the first modern guide to combine all the fascinating myths in one book, illustrated with the beautiful and evocative engravings from two of the leading star atlases: Johann Bode's Uranographia of 1801 and John Flamsteed's Atlas Ceolestis of 1729. This is an excellent reference and the perfect gift for the armchair astronomer and those interested in classical mythology alike.

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from Lutterworth Pr (February 28, 1989)
9780718826956 | details & prices | 160 pages | List price $42.50
About: Every night, a pageant of Greek mythology circles overhead.
from Universe Pub (December 1, 1988)
9780876636947 | details & prices | 6.75 × 10.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $19.95
About: A guide to the myths of the constellations, with their illustrations, for the astronomer and the mythologist

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