THE FRIENDLY STARS
by Martin & Menzel
This minor classic, published more than 50 years ago, marshals the stars together in an engaging, non-technical survey, presenting them not as austere objects of scientific study, but as they should appear to all who love the open air. From the opening chapter on the rising and setting of stars; through the discussions of the number, names, light, and distances of the stars, the authors maintain a light and readable style, filling the pages with both the lore and science of astronomy.. SC, 147 pgs. SW 0.5 lbs.