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What"s in the names of stars and constellations

by Peter R. Limburg

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Published by Coward, McCann & Geoghegan in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stars -- Names -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Constellations -- Names -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Astronomy -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Stars -- Names.,
  • Constellations -- Names.,
  • Astronomy.

  • About the Edition

    Truths and legends about the names of the stars, planets, constellations, and general astronomical terms.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby Peter Limburg ; illustrated by Carolyn Croll.
    ContributionsCroll, Carolyn.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB802 .L58 1976
    The Physical Object
    Pagination193 p. :
    Number of Pages193
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4884020M
    ISBN 100698203593, 0698306112
    LC Control Number76013637

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