Sky Phenomena A Guide to Naked-eye Observation of the Stars

By: DAVIDSON, NORMAN

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180 b&w line drawings and diagrams
This is an unusual and practical guide to the sky as we see it - with the naked eye. The author, an experienced teacher, leads the reader from the stars as seen from Earth, through observation of the Sun, Moon and various planets, to a deeper understanding of the Copernican revolution, comets and meteors, and to the sky of the Southern Hemisphere. This text includes mythological and historical aspects of the subject and has numerous exercises for the student. The final chapter is a unique collection of poetry related to the stars from ancient India to modern times. Appendices include future astronomical events, technical data, materials and publications, and a comprehensive glossary of astronomical terms.
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Title: Sky Phenomena A Guide to Naked-eye Observation of the Stars

Author(s): DAVIDSON, NORMAN

Categories: Astronomy & Cosmology,

Edition: 2

Publisher: United States, SteinerBooks, Inc: 2004

ISBN Number: 158420026X

ISBN Number 13: 9781584200260

Binding: Paperback

Seller ID: 1593

Keywords: Astronomy Southern Hemisphere START Astronomy & Cosmology,