Star tales

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The myths and legends associated with the stars and constellations, as told by a leading science author. Illustrated with engravings from two leading star atlases, this is a perfect reference book for anyone interested in classical mythology or astronomy.
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display_descriptionEvery 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 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, award-winning astronomy writer and popularizer, 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 Coelestis of 1729. This classic book, now in a revised and expanded edition, presents additional information on the constellations with new and enchanting illustrations. For anyone interested in the stars and classical mythology, for anyone who is an armchair astronomer, this is the perfect gift.
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subject_facetElectronic books
Mythology, Greek
Popular works
Stars
Stars -- Mythology -- Popular works
Stars -- Popular works
title_displayStar tales
title_fullStar tales / Ian Ridpath
Star tales [electronic resource] / Ian Ridpath
title_shortStar tales
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Mythology
Mythology, Greek
Stars