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Teach Yourself Astronomy

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  104 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The Data Book of Astronomy is a one-stop reference for astronomers at all levels of experience, from beginners to experienced observers. Filled with data about the Earth, Moon, the planets, the stars, our Galaxy, and the myriad galaxies in deep space, it also reveals the latest scientific discoveries about black holes, quasars, and the origins of the Universe. Written by a ...more
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Published (first published January 11th 1995)
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Portia Costa
Sep 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an extremely readable basic primer on astronomy. It doesn't overwhelm, but it's sufficiently detailed to leave you feeling that you've acquired a wealth of fascinating scientific knowledge.

The big plus is the writing style. Patrick Moore's familiar voice and wry wit shine through, enhancing the experience and making you feel as if you're with him, inside an extended edition of The Sky at Night!
Mark McKenny
Oct 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally got around to finishing this. Now I just need to find a place to live with less light pollution. A great introduction to all things astronomical.
Abdullah Bustami
A great introductory book into Astronomy!
It's very simply written, it's made for those who knows nothing about this field and who would like to get started.
The book doesn't really go so much further away, but it gives you the tools and knowledge required to be able to get into this field of science and read more.
I loved how the author gathers all the important information at the end of each chapter and puts them in a box so you can know what's really important to focus on and to keep them in min
Oct 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aslında 2.5 vermek istiyordum. Bu kitabı okurken bir miktar katlanma problemi yaşadım. Yazar astronomi tarihini ingiliz merkezli yazmak için çok uğraşmış. Pek önemli olmayan kişiler İngiliz olduğu için bir paragraf yer kaplarken, ciddi önemli kişiler tam isimleri bile verilmeden bir satırla geçiştirilmiş, veya Avrupalı denmiş. Ayrıca yazarın emperyal ölçü sistemini kullanmak için bu kadar kasmasına pek bir anlam veremedim (kitapta geçen her km'yi mil'e çevirmek benim açımdan takibi çok zorlaştır ...more
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really good read about an often difficult to explain topic.

I got lost somewhere around chapter 14 but I will concede that this is most likely something that I just couldn't get my head fully around and is not the fault of the author. On the plus side it makes me want to find out why I did not understand this area.

Overall, a great and accessible introduction to a topic that can be hellish to navigate.
Feb 08, 2013 rated it liked it
The book is written in a very simple easy to understand manner with a sense of humor at places. Many of the concepts are well explained.
However you tend to loose your way in the maze of jargons and names of countless stars, constellations and galaxies.
It seems to me the subject of astronomy is such that it can't be grasped in a single reading, however much the author tries to simplify it.
But overall a fairly good book to get started on astronomy.
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There will never be another Patrick.
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Sir Alfred Patrick Caldwell-Moore, CBE, Hon FRS, FRAS, known as Patrick Moore, was an English amateur astronomer, who is the most well known English promoter of astronomy. Moore wrote numerous books on the subject, as well as make public, television and radio appearances, over the course of his long life. He is credited as having done mo
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