Constellations of the Night Sky

Constellations of the Night Sky

by Bruce LaFontaine

Paperback(Coloring Book)

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Ready-to-color, double-page illustrations introduce stargazers of all ages to 22 major constellations, among them Aquarius, the water bearer; Orion, the hunter; Gemini, the twins; and Aries, the Ram; as well as Canis Major, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Virgo, and more.
An informative accompanying text relates the mythological story behind each constellation's name and identifies its principal stars as well as galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, and other features associated with the constellation. To help viewers locate these fascinating star formations, charts on the inside front and back covers show generalized positions of the constellations in the Northern Hemisphere during summer and winter.
Entertaining and fact-filled, this clearly rendered collection is also a great source of royalty-free art suitable for a variety of art and craft projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486426488
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 06/09/2003
Series: Dover Nature Coloring Book Series
Edition description: Coloring Book
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 - 14 Years

About the Author

An award-winning artist, writer, and graphic designer, Bruce LaFontaine specializes in books about history, science, transportation, and architecture. Bruce has written and illustrated 70 Dover titles, and his work has appeared in Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, and other prominent publications.

Table of Contents

1. "Aquarius, The Water Bearer"
2. "Pisces, The Fish"
3. "Aries, The Ram"
4. "Taurus, The Bull"
5. "Gemini, The Twins"
6. "Cancer, The Crab"
7. "Leo, The Lion"
8. "Virgo, The Virgin"
9. "Libra, The Scales"
10. "Scorpio, The Scorpion"
11. "Sagittarius, The Archer"
12. "Capricorn, The Sea Goat"
13. "Canis Major, The Great Dog"
14. "Orion, The Hunter"
15. "Aquila, The Eagle"
16. "Andromeda, The Chained Princess"
17. "Lyra, The Lyre"
18. "Ursa Major, The Great Bear (The Big Dipper) and Ursa Minor, The Lesser Bear (The Little Dipper)"
19. "Carina, The Keel of the Great Ship Argo"
20. "Centaurus, The Centaur"
21. "Boötes, The Herdsman"
22. "Perseus, The Hero"

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