A History of the Universe in 21 Stars

A History of the Universe in 21 Stars


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History of the Universe in 21 Stars

by Giles Sparrow

In this fascinating book Giles Sparrow takes you on a journey of the night sky, as told through 21 of its most well-known stars. As well as stars in the traditional sense, there are also three imposters, which despite appearances, are in fact something of a different, surprising nature.  Sparrow tells the tale in his own humorous wont, adding his own touch to a subject which is as enjoyable as it is awe-inspiring.

The night sky is broken down into its constituent parts, allowing for easy identification of the subject matters and the constellations to which they belong. The myths surrounding these stars are also told, as imagined by the Greeks who saw agency even in these remote entities.

With a cover as eye-catching as its subjects, this wonderful book is guaranteed to leave one feeling invigorated with new knowledge, bringing the stars that bit closer to home. Suitable for any budding astronomist or those curious and wanting to know more about the night sky in general.

Format: Hardback

Dimensions: H:20cm, W:13.8cm, D:3.2cm

Extent: 320 pages

Illustrations: Diagrammatic

ISBN-13: 978-1787394650

Edition: 1st edition, 2020