The Resource The lost constellations : a history of obsolete, extinct, or forgotten star lore, John C. Barentine

The lost constellations : a history of obsolete, extinct, or forgotten star lore, John C. Barentine

Label
The lost constellations : a history of obsolete, extinct, or forgotten star lore
Title
The lost constellations
Title remainder
a history of obsolete, extinct, or forgotten star lore
Statement of responsibility
John C. Barentine
Creator
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Casual stargazers are familiar with many classical figures and asterisms composed of bright stars (e.g., Orion and the Plough), but this book reveals not just the constellations of today but those of yesteryear. The history of the human identification of constellations among the stars is explored through the stories of some influential celestial cartographers whose works determined whether new inventions survived. The history of how the modern set of 88 constellations was defined by the professional astronomy community is recounted, explaining how the constellations described in the book became permanently extinct. Dr. Barentine addresses why some figures were tried and discarded, and also directs observers to how those figures can still be picked out on a clear night if one knows where to look. These lost constellations are described in great detail using historical references, ennabling observers to rediscover them on their own surveys of the sky. Treatment of the obsolete constellations as extant features of the night sky adds a new dimension to stargazing that merges history with the accessibility and immediacy of the night sky
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Barentine, John C
Dewey number
523.8
Index
index present
LC call number
QB801.6
LC item number
.B37 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Springer Praxis books in popular astronomy
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  • Constellations
  • Astronomy, Ancient
  • SCIENCE
  • Astronomy, Ancient
  • Constellations
  • Popular Science
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • History of Science
Label
The lost constellations : a history of obsolete, extinct, or forgotten star lore, John C. Barentine
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https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-22795-5
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-481) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What Is A Constellation? -- The Celestial Cartographers -- IAU Commission 3 and the 'Modern 88' -- The Lost Constellations -- Asterisms, Single-Sourced Constellations, and 'Re-branded' Figures -- Conclusion -- Appendices -- Bibliography -- Index
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 506 pages).
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319227955
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-22795-5
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unknown sound
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remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)926914920
  • (OCoLC)ocn926914920
Label
The lost constellations : a history of obsolete, extinct, or forgotten star lore, John C. Barentine
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-22795-5
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-481) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What Is A Constellation? -- The Celestial Cartographers -- IAU Commission 3 and the 'Modern 88' -- The Lost Constellations -- Asterisms, Single-Sourced Constellations, and 'Re-branded' Figures -- Conclusion -- Appendices -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 506 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319227955
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-22795-5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)926914920
  • (OCoLC)ocn926914920

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