open questions: Did H.A. Rey practice mnemonics or was he aware of techniques and related history?
The result is that for most of us the constellations never come to live, and the sky remains as unfamiliar as before. Discouraged, we give up.
In addition, the English names for the constellations are used throughout the book. In most books only the Latin and Greek names are used but words like Taurus, Bootes, or Cygnus mean little unless you are something of a linguist, while Bull, Herdsman, or Swan immediately evoke an image.1
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The Stars - A New Way to See Them page 10 & 11↩︎