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By Nick Kanas

Until the book of the 1st variation of 'Star Maps,' books have been both basic 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 up to date perspectives of the heavens and advances in map-making. It captures the sweetness and awe of the heavens via photos from antiquarian celestial prints and famous person atlases. This publication uniquely combines a few beneficial properties: 1) the historical past of celestial cartography is traced from historical to trendy occasions; 2) this improvement is built-in with modern cosmological platforms; three) the artistry of sky maps is proven utilizing attractive colour photos from genuine celestial atlases and prints; four) each one representation is followed through a legend explaining what's being proven; and five) the textual content is written for the lay reader in response to the author's event with writing articles for beginner astronomy and map collector magazines.

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

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