Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography (Springer Praxis Books)

By Nick Kanas

Until the book of the 1st version of 'Star Maps,' books have been both normal histories of astronomy utilizing examples of antiquarian celestial maps as illustrations, or catalogs of celestial atlases that didn't hint the circulate of sky map improvement through 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 photographs from antiquarian celestial prints and big name atlases. This ebook uniquely combines a few positive aspects: 1) the heritage of celestial cartography is traced from old to fashionable instances; 2) this improvement is built-in with modern cosmological structures; three) the artistry of sky maps is proven utilizing appealing colour photographs from real celestial atlases and prints; four) each one representation is observed by way of a legend explaining what's being proven; and five) the textual content is written for the lay reader according to the author's adventure with writing articles for beginner astronomy and map collector magazines.

This up-to-date moment version of 'Star Maps' comprises 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 gadgets, enjoying card maps, extra cartographers, and sleek automated superstar maps. there's additionally extended fabric approximately celestial globes, volvelles, telescopes, and planets and asteroids.

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