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The stars in our heaven : myths and fables

Author: Peter Lum
Publisher: [New York] Pantheon [1948]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A book of star mythology and legend, stories about the constellations and the interpretations of the Chinese, the Babylonians, and the Norsemen of what they saw in the heavens. There are 24 full-page illustrations and diagrams with correct star map into which has been drawn the mythological figures and images.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Anthologie
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lum, Peter, 1911-
Stars in our heaven.
[New York] Pantheon [1948]
(OCoLC)654138125
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Lum
OCLC Number: 1069878
Description: 245 pages charts 25 cm
Contents: Northern stars. Ursa minor: the little bear --
Draco: the dragon --
Ursa major: the great bear --
The circumpolar stars --
The princess and the whale (Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Perseus, Pegasus) --
Auriga: the charioteer --
Boötes: the herdsman --
Corona Borealis: the northern crown --
Hercules --
Ophiuchus and Serpens: the serpent-bearer and the serpent --
Lyra: the harp --
Aquila: the eagle --
Cygnus: the swan --
Delphinus: the dolphin --
The zodiac --
The Zodiacal constellations. Aries: the ram --
Taurus: the bull (the hyades, the pleiades) --
Gemini: the twins --
Cancer: the crab --
Leo: the lion --
Virgo: the virgin --
Libra: the scales --
Scorpio: the scorpion --
Sagittarius: the archer, and Centaurus: the centaur --
The sea (Aquarius: the water-carrier, Capricornus: the goat-fish, Pisces: the fishes, Piscis Australis: the southern fish, Eridanus: the river of heaven, Cetus: the whale) --
Southern stars. Orion: the giant warrior --
Canis major and Canis minor: the great dog, and the little dog Hydra, Corvus, and Crater: the snake, the raven, and the cup --
Argo and the southern stars --
The milky way, or galaxy.
Responsibility: Peter Lum, drawings by Anne Marie Jauss.

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A book of star mythology and legend, stories about the constellations and the interpretations of the Chinese, the Babylonians, and the Norsemen of what they saw in the heavens. There are 24 full-page illustrations and diagrams with correct star map into which has been drawn the mythological figures and images.

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