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

Nick Kanas

Until the ebook of the 1st version of 'Star Maps,' books have been both common histories of astronomy utilizing examples of antiquarian celestial maps as illustrations, or catalogs of celestial atlases that didn't hint the move of sky map improvement over the years.

The moment edition focuses at the improvement of latest perspectives of the heavens and advances in map-making. It captures the wonder and awe of the heavens via pictures from antiquarian celestial prints and celebrity atlases. This booklet uniquely combines a few beneficial properties: 1) the historical past of celestial cartography is traced from historic to trendy instances; 2) this improvement is built-in with modern cosmological structures; three) the artistry of sky maps is proven utilizing attractive colour photographs from genuine celestial atlases and prints; four) every one representation is observed through a legend explaining what's being proven; and five) the textual content is written for the lay reader in accordance with the author's adventure with writing articles for newbie astronomy and map collector magazines.

This up to date moment variation 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, taking part in card maps, extra cartographers, and sleek automated celebrity maps. there's additionally accelerated fabric approximately celestial globes, volvelles, telescopes, and planets and asteroids.

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