Legends of the Stars

Myths of the night sky

For thousands of years, every culture on Earth has gazed up at the heavens in wonder and found pictures hiding amongst the stars. Legends of the Stars will take readers on a thrilling journey of discovery, bringing the rich tapestry of myths and legends that fills the night sky dramatically to life. Les mer
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Vår pris: 115,-

(Paperback)
Leveringstid: Sendes innen 7 virkedager

Om boka

For thousands of years, every culture on Earth has gazed up at the heavens in wonder and found pictures hiding amongst the stars. Legends of the Stars will take readers on a thrilling journey of discovery, bringing the rich tapestry of myths and legends that fills the night sky dramatically to life.

Eye-catching illustrations are paired with awe-inspiring photographic recreations of scenes from both classic and lesser-known myths. Learn about the Greek tale of the boastful queen Cassiopeia who was placed in the sky as a punishment for her vanity; of the three hunters in Native American myth who pursued a great bear into the heavens; and of the Japanese legend of the Tanabata.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Intro * Ancient Tales * Celestial Spheres * The Zodiac * The Milky Way * Wandering Stars * Mysterious Moon * Luna * Aquila * Aries * Canis Major * Cygnus * Leo * Taurus * Ursa Major * The Hunters & the Bear * Draco * Hydra * Orion * Cassiopeia * Andromeda * Hercules * Perseus * Slaying the Medusa * Aquarius * Centaurus * Crux * Carina * Pegasus * Gemini * Lyra * The Legend of Tanabata * End matter.

Om forfatteren

Legends of the Stars will take readers on a thrilling journey of discovery, bringing the rich tapestry of myths and legends that fills the night sky dramatically to life.Stella Caldwell studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, and worked in book publishing as an editor for several years. She is the author of many other books for children including Roald Dahl's Beastly Brutes and Heroic Human Beans, Dragonworld, Fairy World, Gods, Heroes and Monsters and Explore 360: The Tomb of Tutankhamun.