Star Names and Their Meanings

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Kessinger Publishing, 2003 - Nature - 584 pages
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1899. This volume of star names is not intended for the professional astronomer, but as a reference to fill a vacancy in popular astronomical literature. It contains a sketch of the lunar and solar zodiacs which are constantly alluded to in the treating of individual constellations; as well as a detailed list of the constellations, their history among the nations, cataloging and early treatment by authors and their connection with astrology, art, folklore, literature and religion.

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User Review  - Jonathan Lidbeck - Goodreads

This is a very gratifying book to browse. It's a cross-section of history, in a way, but sliced not according to time period, or geography, but by the night sky. Here's why I'm so pleased with this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gavin White - Goodreads

A massive compendium of knowledge about the stars and constellations from all over the world. It has been the standard reference work for decades but it does show its age in many places. The weakest ... Read full review

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