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Published: Xlibris on Jul 30, 2014
ISBN: 9781499053579
List price: $3.99
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If you're looking for plot and twists - don't pick this book up, you will be vastly disappointed.It contains several star maps and constellation guides, each section has a nice write-up of the particular object being discussed - While it doesn't really go into the history of how any particular object gained it's name, this guide does tell you how the stars are oriented in each of the objects named.If you are looking for plot and excitment, skip this one. If you are looking for some solid information and help to identify the things you stare at each night - give this little gem a try. (well, not so little..463 pages of fine print packed with inf)read more
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This book has a lot of detail and is an excellent reference work, but it is too small for actual field work. I prefer beginner astronomy guides like NightWatch by Terence Dickinson. However, it is an excellent help for learning constellations and approximately where they are.read more
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This was my favourite astronomy text book. Full of useful information, star charts, photographic plates and everything else a young amateur astronomer would need. My copy is well travelled and well thumbed.read more
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If you're looking for plot and twists - don't pick this book up, you will be vastly disappointed.It contains several star maps and constellation guides, each section has a nice write-up of the particular object being discussed - While it doesn't really go into the history of how any particular object gained it's name, this guide does tell you how the stars are oriented in each of the objects named.If you are looking for plot and excitment, skip this one. If you are looking for some solid information and help to identify the things you stare at each night - give this little gem a try. (well, not so little..463 pages of fine print packed with inf)
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
This book has a lot of detail and is an excellent reference work, but it is too small for actual field work. I prefer beginner astronomy guides like NightWatch by Terence Dickinson. However, it is an excellent help for learning constellations and approximately where they are.
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This was my favourite astronomy text book. Full of useful information, star charts, photographic plates and everything else a young amateur astronomer would need. My copy is well travelled and well thumbed.
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