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This is to help me stay actively writing. So expect to see rants, tips on writing, thoughts on subjects, me complaining of boredom, reviews, anime, movies, video games, conventions, tv shows and whatever life throws at me.
Book Review: What We See in the Stars by Kelsey Oseid
A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more.

Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars gives readers a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces of original art, all accompanied by text that weaves related legends and lore with scientific facts. This beautifully packaged book covers the night sky’s most brilliant features–such as the constellations, the moon, the bright stars, and the visible planets–as well as less familiar celestial phenomena like the outer planets, nebulae, and deep space. Adults seeking to recapture the magic of youthful stargazing, younger readers interested in learning about natural history and outer space, and those who appreciate beautiful, hand-painted art will all delight in this charming book.

When I was a kid I always had a fascination for three things: dinosaurs, Ancient Egypt and Astronomy. As I grew older my interest in those subjects lessen, but it never really went away. So of course, when I see something that relates to one of them I’m more likely to check it out.

The book itself is very appealing, the art is lovely and the title is holographic which makes it pretty eye-catching in the light. The contents of the books is just as splendid, with every topic in the book there’s a cute illustration accompanying it. It starts off about the constellations, giving readers facts and stories behind each of them. There are even some modern constellations included that I wasn’t aware of, such as Mensa the table which is named after Table Mountain near Lacaille’s observatory on the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.

After that, it goes into the Milky Way, the Moon, the Sun, the Planets, Asteroids, Comets & Meteors and finally Deep Space. I enjoyable reading it and it’s educational as well. I can definitely see this being a big hit with children, especially if they’re into space. I personally love how well put-together the book is with Kelsey Oseid’s art and the information in it, which is pretty easy to understand. However, it’s not a field manual or a star map in how you can find the stars in the night sky. Even if something like that was included, most people wouldn’t be able to look for them because of the light pollution (unless you’re lucky enough to not live in the city) or have they don’t have the tools that could help them to do so.

[Note: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.]

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