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The Lost Constellations

The Lost Constellations
Author: John C. Barentine
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319227955
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Casual stargazers are familiar with many classical figures and asterisms composed of bright stars (e.g., Orion and the Plough), but this book reveals not just the constellations of today but those of yesteryear. The history of the human identification of constellations among the stars is explored through the stories of some influential celestial cartographers whose works determined whether new inventions survived. The history of how the modern set of 88 constellations was defined by the professional astronomy community is recounted, explaining how the constellations described in the book became permanently “extinct.” Dr. Barentine addresses why some figures were tried and discarded, and also directs observers to how those figures can still be picked out on a clear night if one knows where to look. These lost constellations are described in great detail using historical references, enabling observers to rediscover them on their own surveys of the sky. Treatment of the obsolete constellations as extant features of the night sky adds a new dimension to stargazing that merges history with the accessibility and immediacy of the night sky.
The Lost Constellations
Language: en
Pages: 506
Authors: John C. Barentine
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-23 - Publisher: Springer
Casual stargazers are familiar with many classical figures and asterisms composed of bright stars (e.g., Orion and the Plough), but this book reveals not just the constellations of today but those of yesteryear. The history of the human identification of constellations among the stars is explored through the stories of
Lost Constellations
Language: en
Pages: 109
Authors: Tara McPherson
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Presents a selection of the artist's work, including paintings, preliminary sketches, poster art, and sculpture.
Lost Constellations: The Art of Tara McPherson
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Tara McPherson
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-25 - Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Loss, love, and loneliness. Altered forms and transfigured ideas. Power and vulnerability. Parallel universes of the heart and mind. Space and time. In a few brief years, the stunning visual oeuvre of Tara McPherson has grown and evolved at thrilling speed. Expanding beyond the limits of rock poster art into
Uncharted Constellations
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: John C. Barentine
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-04 - Publisher: Springer
This book compiles an array of interesting constellations that fell by the wayside before the IAU established the modern canon of constellations. That decision left out lesser known ones whose history is nevertheless interesting, but at last author John Barentine is giving them their due. This book is a companion
Travel, Art and Collecting in South Asia
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Natasha Eaton
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-14 - Publisher: Routledge
Travel, Art and Collecting in South Asia questions what are ideas of vertiginous collecting, art-making and museums as expanded fields, including wonder houses and missionary museums (or museobuses) in Britain and South Asia. If the historiography of British India has privileged photography and the 'Imperial Picturesque', the emphasis here is
Yearbook of Astronomy 2021
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Brian Jones
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-31 - Publisher: White Owl
Maintaining its appealing style and presentation, the Yearbook of Astronomy 2021 contains comprehensive jargon-free monthly sky notes and an authoritative set of sky charts to enable backyard astronomers and sky gazers everywhere to plan their viewing of the year’s eclipses, comets, meteor showers, and minor planets as well as detailing
A History of the Universe in 100 Stars
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Florian Freistetter
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-15 - Publisher: Hachette UK
From the Big Bang to the Gaia Mission, this is a very personal history of the universe through the author's favourite 100 stars. Astronomer Florian Freistetter has chosen 100 stars that have almost nothing in common. Some are bright and famous, some shine so feebly you need a huge telescope.
The Cygnus Key
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Andrew Collins
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-15 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
New evidence showing that the earliest origins of human culture, religion, and technology derive from the lost world of the Denisovans • Explains how Göbekli Tepe and the Giza pyramids are aligned with the constellation of Cygnus and show evidence of enhanced sound-acoustic technology • Traces the origins of Göbekli
Yearbook on Space Policy 2016
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Cenan Al-Ekabi, Stefano Ferretti
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-22 - Publisher: Springer
The Yearbook on Space Policy, edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), is the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also
The Long Life of Magical Objects
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Allegra Iafrate
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-17 - Publisher: Penn State Press
This book explores a series of powerful artifacts associated with King Solomon via legendary or extracanonical textual sources. Tracing their cultural resonance throughout history, art historian Allegra Iafrate delivers exciting insights into these objects and interrogates the ways in which magic manifests itself at a material level. Each chapter focuses