ALLEN, RICHARD HINCKLEY.
Title Star Names: Their Lore And Meaning.
Book Condition Softcover. Good condition. There is a slight crease on the back cover.
Edition Reprint Edition. Originally published under the title: Star-Names and Their Meanings.
Publisher Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1963.
0486210790 / 9780486210797
Seller ID 67409X1
Here is an unusual book for anyone who appreciates the beauty and wonder of the stars. Solidly based upon years of thorough research into astronomical writings and observations of the ancient Chinese, Arabic, Euphrates, Hellenic and Roman civilizations, it is an informative, non-technical excursion into the vast heritage of folklore and history associated with the heavenly bodies. From his studies of the writings of scores of ancient astronomers, the author has come up with a fascinating history of the names various cultures have given the constellations, the literary and folkloristic uses that have been made of the stars through the centuries, and the often incredible associations that ancient peoples established with the stars.
(Key Words: Stars, Star Names. Richard Hinckley Allen, Astronomy, Milky Way, Etymology).