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An intimate look at the night sky
Raymo, Chet.
Adult Nonfiction QB43.2 .R38 2001

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ContentsPage
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
I. - Winter
Star Maps: Orion, Canis Major, Canis Minorp. 2
1. - Alpha: In the Beginningp. 6
Star Maps: Taurus, the Pleiades, Aurigap. 18
2. - Dark: Why the Night Is Darkp. 22
Star Maps: Gemini, Cancerp. 36
3. - Far: The Distances to the Starsp. 40
II. - Spring
Star Maps: Leo, Virgop. 54
4. - Fusion: How Stars Burnp. 58
Star Maps: Ursa Major, Ursa Minorp. 72
5. - Spin: The Planetsp. 76
Star Maps: Bootes, Corona Borealis, Herculesp. 90
6. - Swoosh: Comets and Meteorsp. 94
III. - Summer
Star Maps: Libra, Scorpius, Sagittariusp. 110
7. - Shadow: The Moon and Eclipsesp. 114
Star Maps: Lyra, Cygnus, Aquila, Sagitta, Delphinusp. 128
8. - Death: How Stars Diep. 132
Star Maps: Capricornus, Aquarius, Fomalhautp. 146
9. - Vortex: The Milky Way Galaxyp. 150
IV. - Autumn
Star Maps: Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Pegasusp. 164
10. - Myriad: The Universe of Galaxiesp. 168
Star Maps: Andromeda, Perseusp. 180
11. - Spirit: Life in the Universep. 184
Star Maps: Pisces, Ariesp. 198
12. - Omega: How the Universe Will Endp. 202
Appendix 1. - Planetsp. 217
Appendix 2. - Meteor Showersp. 222
Glossaryp. 223
Resourcesp. 227
Information About the Photographsp. 229
Indexp. 233


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