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Describes the history, mythology, scientific aspects, and important stars of each constellation from Andromeda to Virgo
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This book combines several different methods of discussing the constellations and offers hints for locating them and some of their more notable stars. Further, it gives the mythological background for each constellation's name, and cites the ancient names for some of the brightest stars; often, a Chinese name is quoted as well as the more familiar Arabic and/or Greek one. Using a modern astronomy viewpoint, it also discusses the most scientifically interesting objects in each constellation. Recommended as useful supplementary reading to any standard field guides about the sky. Jack W. Weigel, Univ. of Michigan Lib., Ann Arbor
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