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Star tales.

Author: Ian Ridpath
Publisher: Lutterworth, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Every 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 the 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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Ridpath
ISBN: 0718826957 9780718826956
OCLC Number: 18326418
Description: 1 volume
Contents: Stars and storytellers --
Star maps --
The celestial eighty-eight --
Obsolete constellations --


A revised and expanded edition of the classic introduction to the myths and legends associated with the stars and constellations.  Read more...


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'In this highly readable Star Tales ... Mr Ridpath has splendidly combined astronomy with the lore of classical mythology. 'Adrian Berry, Daily Telegraph'There is another way to look at [stars and Read more...

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