Mapping the Universe
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Mapping the Universe by Jodi Lacy

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Published by Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum in Chicago .
Written in English


  • Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum -- Catalogs,
  • Astronomy -- Charts, diagrams, etc. -- Catalogs,
  • Stars -- Catalogs,
  • Cosmography -- Catalogs,
  • Moon -- Catalogs

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementJodi Lacy.
GenreCharts, diagrams, etc., Catalogs.
LC ClassificationsQB65 .L33 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16329368M
ISBN 101891220055
LC Control Number2007024167

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