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Flags of the Night Sky - When Astronomy Meets National Pride (Paperback, 2014 ed.) Loot Price: R645
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Flags of the Night Sky - When Astronomy Meets National Pride (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Andre G. Bordeleau

Flags of the Night Sky - When Astronomy Meets National Pride (Paperback, 2014 ed.)

Andre G. Bordeleau

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Many national flags display astronomical features - Sun, Moon, stars - but are they really based on existing astronomical objects? The United States flag sports 50 stars, one for each state, however none of them are linked to real stars. Further, the lunar crescent is often shaped like the Sun being eclipsed by the Moon. At times, stars are seen right next to the crescent, where the darkened disc of the moon should be! This book will present true astronomical objects and patterns highlighted on national flags and link informative capsules about these objects to the political reasons why they were chosen to adorn such an important symbol.

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Imprint: Springer-Verlag New York
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2013
First published: 2014
Authors: Andre G. Bordeleau
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 341
Edition: 2014 ed.
ISBN-13: 978-1-4614-0928-1
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Astronomy, space & time > Popular astronomy
Books > Science & Mathematics > Astronomy, space & time > Theoretical & mathematical astronomy
Books > Science & Mathematics > Astronomy, space & time > Space travel & exploration
Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Human geography > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Genealogy, heraldry, names and honours > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Genealogy, heraldry, names and honours > General
LSN: 1-4614-0928-4
Barcode: 9781461409281

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