Inspiring, enriching essays describe the amazing features of the night sky, telling beginning star-gazers where to look for and how to find specific celestial objects with the naked eye. No particular knowledge of astronomy is needed to understand the book and most technical expressions are explained... read more
Our Editors also recommend:
Star Lore: Myths, Legends, and Facts by William Tyler Olcott Captivating retellings of the origins and histories of ancient star groups include Pegasus, Ursa Major, Pleiades, signs of the zodiac, and other constellations. "Classic." — Sky & Telescope. 58 illustrations.
Apollo Expeditions to the Moon: The NASA History by Edgar M. Cortright Official NASA publication marks the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing and features essays by project participants recalling engineering and administrative challenges. Accessible, jargon-free accounts, highlighted by numerous illustrations.
The Partnership: A NASA History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project by Edward Clinton Ezell, Linda Neuman Ezell, Paul Dickson Authorized NASA history of the first joint U.S.-Soviet space flight features many interviews with participants and firsthand observations of project activities. 86 pages of photos and a full-color insert. 1978 edition.
Inspiring, enriching essays describe the amazing features of the night sky, telling beginning star-gazers where to look for and how to find specific celestial objects with the naked eye. No particular knowledge of astronomy is needed to understand the book and most technical expressions are explained as they appear in the text. 5 illustrations.
Unabridged republication of The Starry Room: Naked Eye Astronomy in the Intimate Universe, originally published by John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1988.
This book was printed in the United States of America.
Dover books are made to last a lifetime. Our US book-manufacturing partners produce the highest quality books in the world and they create jobs for our fellow citizens. Manufacturing in the United States also ensures that our books are printed in an environmentally friendly fashion, on paper sourced from responsibly managed forests.