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For anyone who's ever looked at the night sky and wanted to know more about the galaxy around them, The Practical Astronomer shows readers how to discover and understand the mysteries of the solar system and beyond. Illustrated throughout with detailed photographs and illustrations, and using clear, easy-to-follow text, The Practical Astronomer takes you on a step-by-step ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by DK Publishing (first published May 17th 2010)
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Marie
The Practical Astronomer is a guide to the night sky for the amateur astronomer. The book features a general overview of the universe and a section on the equipment for watching and recording observations before getting into the meat of the book: the constellations and objects found within them, the planets and their moons, and other items you might see if you look up at sky, such as comets, meteors, atmospheric phenomena, UFOs, the ISS (international space station), satellites, weather balloons ...more
Peter Mcloughlin
This is a book introducing the basics of amateur astronomy. It includes explanations of the earth's motion, the planets, the zodiac and constellations, star charts, the basics of telescopes and binoculars, important celestial objects that can be seen through a small telescope, even bits and pieces of legends about the stars. The value of this book is not the material which is covered in many amateur books but the organization and ease of use of this book. It should be very helpful to someone jus ...more
Ashley Clark
My oldest is in love
Nan Suphaphorn
To be honest, this is my first book about "astronomy" that I had.
This book is very useful and it is so easy for someone (like me) who have never had any experiences about astronomy before to be so easily to understand. I have hardback one ^_^
Erika
I really didn't like the evolution taught in this book, and it didn't explain some things in a way that I understood very well.
Ash
The charts at the ending of the book are too good. Thanks to Dave for lending this book to us.
It is a book fit for beginners.
Joe
Dec 04, 2012 Joe rated it 3 of 5 stars
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