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

By Nick Kanas

Until the e-book of the 1st variation of 'Star Maps,' books have been both normal histories of astronomy utilizing examples of antiquarian celestial maps as illustrations, or catalogs of celestial atlases that didn't hint the circulation 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 sweetness and awe of the heavens via photos from antiquarian celestial prints and megastar atlases. This publication uniquely combines a few beneficial properties: 1) the historical past of celestial cartography is traced from old to fashionable instances; 2) this improvement is built-in with modern cosmological platforms; three) the artistry of sky maps is proven utilizing attractive colour photos from real celestial atlases and prints; four) every one representation is observed by way of a legend explaining what's being proven; and five) the textual content is written for the lay reader in keeping with the author's adventure with writing articles for beginner astronomy and map collector magazines.

This up to date moment version of 'Star Maps' includes over 50 new pages of textual content and forty four new photos (16 in color), together with thoroughly new sections on celestial frontispieces, deep-sky gadgets, enjoying card maps, extra cartographers, and sleek automated superstar maps. there's additionally increased fabric approximately celestial globes, volvelles, telescopes, and planets and asteroids.

By Nick Kanas

Until the e-book of the 1st variation of 'Star Maps,' books have been both normal histories of astronomy utilizing examples of antiquarian celestial maps as illustrations, or catalogs of celestial atlases that didn't hint the circulation 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 sweetness and awe of the heavens via photos from antiquarian celestial prints and megastar atlases. This publication uniquely combines a few beneficial properties: 1) the historical past of celestial cartography is traced from old to fashionable instances; 2) this improvement is built-in with modern cosmological platforms; three) the artistry of sky maps is proven utilizing attractive colour photos from real celestial atlases and prints; four) every one representation is observed by way of a legend explaining what's being proven; and five) the textual content is written for the lay reader in keeping with the author's adventure with writing articles for beginner astronomy and map collector magazines.

This up to date moment version of 'Star Maps' includes over 50 new pages of textual content and forty four new photos (16 in color), together with thoroughly new sections on celestial frontispieces, deep-sky gadgets, enjoying card maps, extra cartographers, and sleek automated superstar maps. there's additionally increased fabric approximately celestial globes, volvelles, telescopes, and planets and asteroids.

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