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Ppealing curiosities This is the sky as it has never been presented before the realm of stars and planets but also of gods devils weather wizards flying sailors medieval aliens mythological animals and rampaging spirits The reader is taken on a tour of star obsessed cultures around the world learning about Tibetan sky burials star covered Inuit dancing coats Mongolian astral prophets and Sir William Herschel's 1781 discovery of Uranus the first planet to be found since antiuity Even stranger are t. Arguably the most beautiful book I have ever read

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The Sky Atlas

He forgotten stories from European history like the English belief of the Middle Ages in ships that sailed a sea above the clouds 16th century German UFO sightings and the Edwardian aristocrat who mistakenly mapped alien made canals on the surface of MarsAs the intricacies of our universe are today being revealed with unprecedented clarity there has never been a better time for a highly readable book as beautiful as the night sky to contextualise the scale of these achievements for the general read. Amazing beautiful worth reading again and again

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After the enormous international success of The Phantom Atlas and The Golden Atlas Edward Brooke Hitching's stunning new book unveils some of the most beautiful maps and charts ever created during mankind's uest to map the skies above us  This richly illustrated treasury showcases the finest examples of celestial cartography a glorious genre of map making often overlooked by modern map books as well as medieval manuscripts masterpiece paintings ancient star catalogues antiue instruments and other a. IncredibleMy infant brain History Space Science Pictures OoooooooooooAfter pursuing a career in art I forgot my LOVE of space astronomy I backed out of the amount of maths and lack of story physics would give me but this book just won the medle of favourite books so far Funny enthralling mindblowing stories of galactic breakthroughs Puts into perspective the immense amount of time it s taken us to understand the life around us which still has so many unanswered uestions We are ants The universe is large We are fish in a fish pond trying to jump out of it And how some of the scientists and astronomers and mathmetitians actually figured out these theories is beyond me Sitting in a room just thinking how can I calculate the motion of the moon sitting here in my Greek house without a telescope oh I know How they got from to A Is a genius that dwarfs my understanding


8 thoughts on “The Sky Atlas

  1. says:

    IncredibleMy infant brain History Space Science Pictures OoooooooooooAfter pursuing a career in art I forgot my LOVE of space astronomy I backed out of the amount of maths and lack of story physics would give me but this book just won the medle of favourite books so far Funny enthralling mindblowing stories of galactic breakthrou

  2. says:

    Absolutnie przepięknie przestawiona historia astronomii Pełna ciekawych informacji i zachwycających map nieba

  3. says:

    Arguably the most beautiful book I have ever read

  4. says:

    A fascinating survey of the history of astronomy with a focus on astronomical image making

  5. says:

    A book of beautiful maps of the stars through the centuries Informative and interesting but the maps themselves are if you will pardon the pun the stars

  6. says:

    Amazing beautiful worth reading again and again

  7. says:

    If you love history science or the history is science this book is for youAs the book sums up in 1900 we thought ours to be the only planetary system nothing was known about the inside of the atom and the electron and neutron were discovered This is basic science taught to elementary school kids as far back as the 1970s Our children have as

  8. says:

    Absolutely beautiful The perfect coffee table book to dip in and out of

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