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Smithsonian Handbooks Stars and Planets (Revised) (Paperback) (Ian Ridpath)

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Authoritative text, charts and diagrams, photographs, and a systematic approach make DK's Smithsonian Handbooks: Stars and Planets the most comprehensive and concise pocket guide to observing the night sky.

Each planet is illustrated and described in detail, with location charts and diagrams and a month-by-month guide to interesting features of the night sky. All 88 constellations are examined, along with objects they contain, such as notable stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. For those new to astronomy, a highly visual introduction explains many basic concepts and offers expert advice on the best methods and equipment for observation.

This book is one of a series covering plants, animals, and other natural phenomena from around the world and is published in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

Offers information about all eighty-eight constellations of the northern and southern skies and provides simple star charts for easy identification.
Edition: Revised
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Nature
Sub-Genre: Astronomy
Series Title: Smithsonian Handbooks
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dk Pub
Author: Ian Ridpath
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2002
TCIN: 11399671
UPC: 9780789489883
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-8981
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