By Nick Kanas
Until the ebook 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 did not hint the stream of sky map improvement through 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 megastar atlases. This e-book uniquely combines a couple of good points: 1) the background of celestial cartography is traced from historic to trendy instances; 2) this improvement is built-in with modern cosmological platforms; three) the artistry of sky maps is proven utilizing attractive colour photos from genuine celestial atlases and prints; four) every one representation is followed by means of a legend explaining what's being proven; and five) the textual content is written for the lay reader in response to the author's adventure with writing articles for newbie 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 pictures (16 in color), together with thoroughly new sections on celestial frontispieces, deep-sky gadgets, taking part in card maps, extra cartographers, and sleek automatic celebrity maps. there's additionally elevated fabric approximately celestial globes, volvelles, telescopes, and planets and asteroids.