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By Nick Kanas

Until the booklet of the 1st version of 'Star Maps,' books have been both common histories of astronomy utilizing examples of antiquarian celestial maps as illustrations, or catalogs of celestial atlases that did not hint the stream of sky map improvement over the years.

The moment edition focuses at the improvement of latest perspectives of the heavens and advances in map-making. It captures the wonder and awe of the heavens via photos from antiquarian celestial prints and megastar atlases. This e-book uniquely combines a few beneficial properties: 1) the heritage of celestial cartography is traced from historical to fashionable occasions; 2) this improvement is built-in with modern cosmological structures; three) the artistry of sky maps is proven utilizing appealing colour pictures from real celestial atlases and prints; four) every one representation is followed through a legend explaining what's being proven; and five) the textual content is written for the lay reader in keeping with the author's adventure with writing articles for beginner astronomy and map collector magazines.

This up-to-date moment version of 'Star Maps' includes over 50 new pages of textual content and forty four new photographs (16 in color), together with thoroughly new sections on celestial frontispieces, deep-sky items, taking part in card maps, extra cartographers, and glossy automated famous person maps. there's additionally multiplied fabric approximately celestial globes, volvelles, telescopes, and planets and asteroids.

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