A Peterson Field Guide to Stars and Planets
November 23, 1999
4.5 X 7.2 X 1.2 inches | 1.5 pounds
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About the Author
Jay M. Pasachoff is the Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and the Chair of the Astronomy Department at Williams College. He is the author of the Peterson Field Guide to Stars and Planets, as well as numerous textbooks and trade books on astronomy, weather, and more.
ROGER TORY PETERSON, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars.
Wil Tirion is a full-time uranographer. He is famous for the numerous star charts he has created for astronomy books, atlases and magazines. The minor planet, 4648 Tirion (1931 UE), is named after him.
"Brimming with dazzling celestial photographs and timely astronomical information, the newly revised Peterson Field Guide to the Stars and Planets is a must-have resource for any amateur stargazer." Country Living Gardener "An excellent introduction to astronomy for beginners and a field guide for experts." St. Louis Post-Dispatch