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Skywatching

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  171 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Authoritative, lavishly photographed and illustrated guides to the wonders of the natural world around us. Clear, accessible format, charts, diagrams, field tips, practical pointers, and historical profiles.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 28th 2000 by Time Life Medical (first published January 1st 1994)
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Jan 01, 2011 M rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was given to me as a gift when I was around 10 or 11. (I wanted to be an Astronomer when I grew up.) I spent countless hours in the bed of my dad's pickup with this book and a set of binoculars. Excellent gift book with helpful charts and beautiful illustrations.
Joseph Reitano
May 24, 2007 Joseph Reitano rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everything I know about identifying stars is from this book. You never know what you're looking at until you check this book out with a pair of binoculars on a crisp cool night.
Miranda Prather
Jul 09, 2014 Miranda Prather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A little dated now, but the star charts and constellation guides are invaluable. Filled with interesting facts and good information to start the new skwatcher.
Marilyn
Sep 26, 2010 Marilyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
C'est le livre avec lequel je suis allée regarder les étoiles pour la première fois, sur la butte de neige dans ma cours. J'avais peut-être 13, 14 ou 15 ans.
Sans cette idée qui m'est passée par la tête un jour : "tient, je vais prendre un livre d'astronomie à la biblio, et j'vais regarder desconstellations dehors !" Je serais pas sur le point de commencer un doctorat en astrophysique certain !
Brian
Jan 06, 2008 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: wonderers and admirers of the universe
Shelves: reference, science
great beginning guide to observational techniques for the night sky, history of astronomy, and explanations of stars and galaxies. includes some, but not all, messier objects, the location inside the appropriate constellation, a brief history of the constellation's name, as well as matching instrument to magnitude. easy to understand, baby stepping you into the wonders of the universe.
Leandro Brandi
Jan 15, 2015 Leandro Brandi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: astronomy
Me regalaron este libro cuando a mis 10 años estaba muy interesado en la astronomía. Me rompió la cabeza, fue el mejor regalo. Las imágenes son muy buenas, y es una guía fantástica para observar el cielo, incluso hoy en día donde existen aplicaciones para hacerlo con una tableta
Francisco Cebrián
Un tanto antiguo, pero no ha cambiado nada. Qué grande es David Levy y cuánto sabe. Todos los libros que ha hecho han sido verdaderas maravillas, y este otro más. Un aperitivo de lo que fue 'Observar el Cielo'. Ojalá se animase a prodigarse más con su enorme saber.
Peter Mcloughlin
Solid astronomy book for a beginning amateur. It has the basics including sky maps, Science background, use of telescopes and equipment, mythology of the stars. Nice edition to start skywatching.
Lafcadio
This book is very complete, with star charts and history, and stunning color. This book would be a joy to read even if you never went outside.
Crystal
Oct 03, 2012 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is fascinating and colorful. The descriptions are vivid and the information accurate. Glad I bought it!
David Roberts
Mar 18, 2013 David Roberts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: astronomy
A great book for the beginning astronomer. Buy and read this book BEFORE you buy your first telescope.
David
May 04, 2011 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: champagne
an excellent overview of astronomy for the common pleb
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David Levy is a prominent astronomer and author, most famous for his co-discovery in 1993 of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which collided with the planet Jupiter in 1994.

Levy was born in Canada, but now lives in Arizona. He has been involved with astronomy, as an observer, promoter, and author, for his entire adult life. Levy has discovered twenty two comets, given innumerable lectures, television appea
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