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Stars: A Guide to the Constellations, Sun, Moon, Planets and Other… (original 1951; edition 2000)

by Robert H. Baker

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Provides charts, tables, and instructions for the amateur astronomer on how, where, and when to observe stars, constellations, and planets. Also discusses meteors, comets, eclipses, and other celestial objects.
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Title:Stars: A Guide to the Constellations, Sun, Moon, Planets and Other Features of the Heavens (A Golden guide)
Authors:Robert H. Baker
Info:Golden Books Pub Co (Adult) (2000), Edition: Revised, Paperback, 160 pages
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Stars: A Guide to the Constellations, Sun, Moon, Planets, and Other Features of the Heavens by Herbert S. Zim (1951)

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"The Golden Nature Guides are an introduction to the world of nature presenting those things which are most common and most easily seen. Each guide has been written by an outstanding authority on science education -- Dr. Herbert S. Zim, formerly of the University of Illinois -- in cooperation with a noted specialist. Identification is made easy by over 100 full-colour paintings in each book. These are rendered mostly from life by an outstanding artist and have been checked and rechecked by specialists.
A series of books on nature should include one on the stars and planets. All other aspects of nature -- birds, flowers, rocks and trees -- are details in the great system that encompasses the heavens. Nothing else in nature can arouse the feelings of wonder that are provoked by an eclipse, a meteor shower, or even a close look at our near-by moon. At the same time, the tremendous scope of astronomy made it a challenge to prepare a field guide with enough explanation so the beginner will understand what he sees.
This is a book for the novice, for the amateur, for everyone who wants to enjoy the wonders of the heavens. It is a field guide, with information to help you more fully understand what you see. Use this book when you are watching the stars, constellations, and planets. Thumb through it at odd moments to become familiar with sights you may see. Carry the book along on trips or vacations."
  rajendran | Aug 19, 2008 |
Without this book in my childhood would I today still look up in the night sky with wonder? I doubt it. OK, so it's little and it's hokey but when it's the 1950's and you're 4 years old it's heady stuff! ( )
  Hoagy27 | Nov 28, 2006 |
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Stars and planets have attracted man's attention since earliest times.
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Provides charts, tables, and instructions for the amateur astronomer on how, where, and when to observe stars, constellations, and planets. Also discusses meteors, comets, eclipses, and other celestial objects.

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Enjoy the wonders of the heavens and understand more fully what you see. This Golden Guide shows you how with 150 full-color illustrations, including:
Charts of the major constellations
Tables to help locate the planets
Up-to-date explanations of meteors, comets, eclipses, and other celestial objects
Ideal for classroom use, to take along on vacations, and for use at home.
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