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The Stars Night by Night

In 1914 Joseph Henry Elgie, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, published The Stars Night by Night. Non-technical and affordable, it was one of the first guides that aimed to introduce the study of astronomy to an audience outside of the scientific community.

Combining Elgie's detailed observations of the night skies of his adopted county Yorkshire with poetic rhapsodies to the beauty of the heavens, it encouraged a generation of laymen and amateur enthusiasts to embrace astronomy.

One admirer of Elgie's work is Brian Jones. 

Like Elgie's original, Brian Jones' adaptation of The Stars Night by Night is a comprehensive introduction and invaluable reference for all aspiring students of the stars. It is written in simple, jargon-free English, and includes a comprehensive glossary, as well as introductions to the key concepts and influential figures of astronomy. With over one hundred charts and diagrams, it provides a night-by-night breakdown of the notable stars and constellations to be spotted over the course of an entire year, covering both northern and southern hemispheres. And because it focuses solely on those celestial objects which remain constant year-on-year, it will remain an invaluable stargazer's companion for years to come.

New Stars For Old

From Aristotle's unusual domestic relationships, and the worries of a hungover Ptolemy, through a mysterious crime in late medieval Rome, and Christopher Columbus' troubles with the Spanish court, to the difficulties of finding an appropriate memorial to Newton, Marc Read's first book is a collection of twenty short stories, giving a down-to-earth and very human account of the important scientists and visionaries from the history of astronomy as the search for the truth about the Universe. 

Fusing historical fact with dramatic fiction, New Stars For Old is a ground-breaking, informative and hugely entertaining book that will appeal to fans of popular science and puts flesh on the bones of the characters that created it.

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