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ITEM #: FG-14454
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CONSTELLATIONS (NATURE FINDER GUIDE). Miller. If you have looked up at the night sky from the northern hemisphere, on a clear night, you have seen the group of seven bright stars that seem to form a dipper in the northern sky. You may know this star group, or asterism, as the Big Dipper. You may also know a name for the larger constellation that includes the dipper: Ursa Major, or the Great Bear, from Greek mythology. But did you know that the same group of stars is viewed as a deer in several northern cultures; as Tezcatlipoca, lord of the night, in Aztec mythology; or as a stick for gathering saguaro fruit by the Tohono O'odham people of Arizona? People around the world, and through the centuries, have given names to the patterns they see in the night sky. The latest book in the Finders series of pocket guides introduces constellations from many cultures, and shows how to find them in the sky. With hints for stargazing, seasonal star maps, and constellation profiles. Once you have located a constellation, mini-maps point out nearby constellations and prominent stars. Guide is profusely illustrated by the author for stargazing in a wide band between the 30th and 50th parallels in the northern hemisphere. In North America, this includes the contiguous United States through southern Canada. #FG-14454.
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