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Astronomy for Young and Old

A Beginner's Guide to the Visible Sky

Walter Kraul

144 pp.  
8 1/4" x 9"
Illustrations: 120 in color

Floris Books




Astronomy—especially naked-eye astronomy—is a wonderful way for children and young people to engage with the world and universe around them. Many children quickly take to the stars, planets and comets, learning skills that also help their overall development.

Astronomy for Young and Old is a perfect introduction to astronomy for any child, even if they do not have a telescope. It explains the visible constellations and explores the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, and meteorites. Color illustrations and diagrams at every stage help children relate what they are reading to what they can see in the sky.

Suitable for budding astronomers in both the northern and southern hemispheres, whether in polar, temperate, or tropical latitudes—that is, everywhere! This is an ideal introduction the wonders of stargazing.

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