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David Huff - Professor of Agronomy, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The Stars: A New Way To See Them

Author: H. A. Rey

Book Description:

Before the 1952 publication of Rey's The Stars: A New Way to See Them, star charts used a conventional set of diagrams that were difficult to remember. Rey invented a new set of constellation diagrams that were more easily visualized. His constellation diagrams were widely adopted and now appear in many astronomy guides. I was given a copy of this book by my parents when I was 12 years old. It taught me the power of imagination and showed me that my dreams can be as large as the universe.


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