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Star Names The Basic Book Of Its Field, This Work Covers Star Names, The Zodiac, Constellations Folklore, And Literature Associated With Heavens This Fascinating Read Is Solidly Based On Years Of Thorough Research Into Astronomical Writings And Observations Of The Ancient Chinese, Arabic, Euphrates, Hellenic, And Roman Civilizations.

10 thoughts on “Star Names

  1. says:

    This gorgeous volume is the perfect companion piece to Burnham s Celestial Handbook An Observer s Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System In fact, Robert Burnham may have drawn on Allen s work for many of his literary and mythological references.This one volume work, like Burnham s published by Dover it first came out in 1963 is arranged in several sections the introduction an essay on the Solar Zodiac one on the Lunar Zodiac or Houses a complete list of the constellations t This gorgeous volume is the perfect companion piece to Burnham s Celestial Handbook An Observer s Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System In fact, Robert Burnham may have drawn on Allen s work for many of his literary and mythological references.This one volume work, like Burnham s published by Dover it first...

  2. says:

    A very gratifying book to browse The organization is what makes it special History is sliced and ordered not by time period or geography, but by the night sky.When I picked up this book I went first to Vega, one vertex of the bright Summer Triangle There I found one of the most fascinating bits of trivia, something I haven t come across in atraditionally organized star guide.Vega Wega iscorrect, per Allen dominates a high place in the summer nighttime sky Its prominent positi A very gratifying book to browse The organization is what makes it special History is sliced and ordered not by time period or geography, but by the night sky.When I picked up this book I went first to Vega, one vertex of the bright Summer Triangle There I found one of the most fascinating bits of trivia, something I haven t come across in atraditionally organized star guide.Vega Wega iscorrect, per Allen dominates a high place in the summer nighttime sky Its prominent position and brightness have given it an important role in many cultures But the remarkable thing is that in both Babylonian and Egyptian tradition, it s considered the pole star, fixed, in the highest part of the heavens And, indeed, due to the earth s slowly wobbli...

  3. says:

    This is an astonishing book that I have picked at for years It has a load of information that starts with the aim of explaining where the names of the stars come from but in many ways is a compendium of world mythology, languages, religions and science you can almost trace the development of world civilization by opening it almost anywhere You do have to pick away at it or use it when you want to check a particular item it really is not meant for a straight read The author Allen ties togeth This is an astonishing book that I have picked at for years It has a load of information that starts with the aim of explaining where the names of the stars come from but in many ways is a compendium of world mythology, languages, religions and science you can almost trace the development of world civilization by opening it almost anywhere You do have to pick away at it or use it when you want to check a particular item it really is not meant for a straight read The author Allen ties together so many sources when discussing a constellation and the stars in it that I had to just pause to figure out how he put tog...

  4. says:

    Le livre de Richard Hinckley Allen, Star names and their meanings, parut d abord en 1899 Une version corrig e Star names their lore and meaning en a t dit e en 1963 New York et r imprim e depuis Ce copieux volume de xiv 563 pages est le plus complet que je connaisse sur l tymologie des noms d toiles mais il ne dit rien des plan tes C est un...

  5. says:

    A massive compendium of knowledge about the stars and constellations from all over the world It has been the standard reference work for decades but it does show its age in many places The weakest part of the work is its treatment of Mesopotamian sources This is no fault of the author but was due to the fact that the Mesopotamian sources had only just started to be published and were very imperfectl...

  6. says:

    This book is fact filled, well researched, very dense and very dry It s a decent reference book, but I have found a few minor errors, which is worrisome given the avalanche of facts each entry provides about star lore from around the world it would be nice to be able to rely on the researcher It also presumes that the reader is fluent in the Greek alphabet, though this is not a serious hindrance to those who are not It has a general index, a Greek index, and an Arabic index, which is useful This book is fact filled, well researched, very dense and very dry It s a decent reference bo...

  7. says:

    Impossible to get through The information is presented secondarily to the writer s thick and unedited knowledge of lore not seems almostlike an exercise for the author to have shown the fruits of his research than to have created som...

  8. says:

    Wonderful, used it as a reference guide when talking about stars to groups.

  9. says:

    So much fun and a ridiculous amount of interesting information Astronomy is the best, and classical astronomy is the best of the best.

  10. says:

    Excellent source of information for anyone interested in the mythology behind the stars and constellations no matter what the nationality or culture.

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