Best known for his popular Curious George books, Rey was also an avid amateur astronomer. This newly revised edition of his introduction to the night sky updates planetary and solar system backgrounds; revises facts and figures concerning each planet; and includes the latest scientific material on earth-asteroid collisions, black holes, supernovas, the Kuiper Belt, and more. 160 pages, hardcover from Houghton Mifflin.
This is a clear, vivid text with charts and maps showing the positions of the constellations the year round.
Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.
"The Stars is the best book available for its purpose. It is also a brilliant example of the combined use of art and writing in bringing science to the layman." Saturday Review
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