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Solar System Maps

From Antiquity to the Space Age

Kanas, Nick

2014, XXIX, 331 p. 163 illus., 59 illus. in color.

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From the book reviews:

“Each chapter is superbly illustrated with contemporary maps and photographs. … The book is rounded off with comprehensive notes and references for each chapter and an excellent bibliography and glossary. … It is just as comprehensive, well researched and expertly presented, with the keen eye of an astronomical historian with a thorough knowledge of his subject. … could easily form the core of any modern library of astronomical literature devoted to its history.” (Kevin J. Kilburn, The Journal of the British Astronomical Association, britastro.org, December, 2014)

“This work is liberally illustrated, with many images taken from the private collection of amateur astronomer/star map specialist Kanas … . The present book will be most useful to readers interested in an accessible survey of how world views developed in many cultures around the globe, sometimes in parallel and sometimes influenced by one another. … Summing Up: Recommended. All academic and general readers.” (S. P. Maran, Choice, Vol. 51 (8), April, 2014)

“Dr. Kanas has written an engaging, clear, readable book for laypeople with an interest in the history of solar system and our relationship to it. … Dr. Kanas’s book gives a good, solid well-researched introduction to the history of the solar system. He explains complex ideas clearly and summarizes the main concepts concisely to solidify one’s understanding of the concepts.” (Julie Sweetkind-Singer, California Map Society Newsletter, Issue 1, April, 2014)

 

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