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Star Maps Books

  • Autor: Nick Kanas
  • Editor: Springer
  • Relaese Date: 01 January 2007
  • ISBN: 6611108270
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 401 pages
  • File Size: 49MB
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Description Star Maps de Nick Kanas:

From 1600 to 1800 a number of beautiful star atlases depicting the constellations according to ancient myths and tales were printed. In Europe, where the quality of celestial atlases was unmatched, classical Greek traditions prevailed and the constellations were given allegorical visual representations of heroes and heroines, real and imaginary animals, scientific instruments and artistic tools. These images were placed in celestial latitude and longitude coordinate systems that allowed the positions of the stars to be mapped in the sky and formed the backdrop for predictions of the location of the planets and other heavenly bodies throughout the year. These celestial atlases also contained diagrams of the solar system that reflected both contemporary and ancient cosmological systems, thus tracing the development of mana (TM)s view of his place in the universe. With the construction of the International Space Station, and with new plans for manned missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond, there is renewed interest in the heavens. An ever-increasing number of people are fascinated with the science of space and are becoming amateur astronomers. Antiquarian map societies are prospering, and celestial maps are now viewed as a specialty of map collecting. At the same time, the beauty and awe generated by the celestial void captures our imagination and delights our aesthetic sense. This book traces the history of celestial cartography and relates this history to the changing ideas of mana (TM)s place in the universe and to advances in map-making. Photographs from actual antiquarian celestial atlases and prints, many previously unpublished, enrich the text, and a legend accompanies eachillustration to explain its astronomical and cartographic features. Also included in the book are discussions of non-European celestial maps and chapters on early American influences and celestial map-collecting. Details about mcdougal should not be observed or even have been taken off on the request with the writer. You'll may very well be serious about other training books by way of the Nick Kanas. I was in the position to obtain a lot of the nearly all iformatsii for yourself. With regard to copy writers: web site doesn't extend to consumer access your current books on the pages solely opening information about it. If you think this site will be infringing, please email people about it and if you are the actual writer these textbooks, we are going to instantly take out pages from my website.

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