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Stargazer's alphabet : night-sky wonders from A to Z

Author: John Farrell
Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st ed
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Following the letters of the alphabet and using rhymes, this book provides an introduction to the beauty of astronomy, and items of interest in the night sky. A delightful, full-color illustrated, fact-filled introduction to thewonders of space.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Handbooks and manuals
Alphabet books
Observers' manuals
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Farrell
ISBN: 9781590784662 1590784669
OCLC Number: 70158458
Awards: Short-listed for Charlotte Award (Primary) 2010
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: Stargazer's alphabet: A is for Andromeda, our neighbor galaxy --
B is the Big Dipper, that's an easy one to see --
C is for Cygnus, flying through the Milky Way --
D is for Draco, a dragon on display --
E is for Earth, our mother ship in flight --
F is for the first star that you wish upon at night --
G is for our galaxy, a pinwheel made of stars --
H is for Halley's Comet, which visits from afar --
I is for Io, an astronomer's delight --
J is for mighty Jupiter, the ruler of the night --
K is for the Kite-bootes is its name --
L is for the Lion, who has a starry mane --
M is for the Earth's Moon, which causes tides to ebb and flow --
N is for the North Star, which guides travelers as they go --
O is for Orion, whose belt is straight and bright --
P is for Perseids, August's awesome sight --
Q is for Queen Cassiopeia, upon her throne of stars --
R is for the red planet, the one that we call Mars --
S, the Summer Triangle, tells us when summer's here --
T is for Taurus, which shines when winter nights are clear --
U is for the universe, that's everything there is --
V is for Venus, a lovely dazzling disk --
W is for the wonders that await us in the night --
X is for exquisite and extraordinary sights --
Y is for the yellow stars, like our own great Sun --
Z is for the Zodiac-now our alphabet is done.
Responsibility: John Farrell.
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Describes the night sky, with color photographs and facts about the wonders of space. From distant Andromeda, a galaxy made up of billions of stars, to the constellation of the zodiac, this book  Read more...

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"Handsomely designed. . . . As an introduction to stars, planets, and other astronomical objects, as well as several constellations, this makes an eye-catching addition." --"School Library Journal" Read more...

 
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