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The Starlore Handbook: The Star-watcher's Essential Guide to the Night Sky, Its Myths and Symbols

Cornelius, Geoffrey

Editore: Mitchell Beazley, 1997
ISBN 10: 185732899X / ISBN 13: 9781857328998
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Titolo: The Starlore Handbook: The Star-watcher's ...

Casa editrice: Mitchell Beazley

Data di pubblicazione: 1997

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Riassunto: A dream come true for stargazers and all who have stood in awe of the night sky, The Star Lore Handbook is a complete, fully illustrated guide to identifying the eighty-eight recognized constellations and the principal stars that comprise them. Deftly weaving together astronomy, myth, and symbolism, author Geoffrey Cornelius tours the rich heritage of the stars and planets -- from meteors and orbits to astrology, moon worship, and astral tales of love and tragedy. Including a quick-reference table that lets beginners spot major constellations right away, this unique companion introduces not only modern scientific knowledge, but also the beliefs and folklore of Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, China, medieval and Renaissance Europe, and Central and Native America. Wonderfully illustrated with specially commissioned maps and artwork, color photographs, and line drawings, this is an ideal guide to the timeless celestial marvels.

L'autore: Geoffrey Cornelius is an expert in astrology and co-author of Chronicle Books' The Secret Language of the Stars and Planets.

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