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1,001 Celestial Wonders to See Before You Die: The Best Sky Objects for Star Gazers (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)
 
 

1,001 Celestial Wonders to See Before You Die: The Best Sky Objects for Star Gazers (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) [Kindle Edition]

Michael E. Bakich
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From the reviews: “Astronomy writer/journalist Bakich … presents a ‘bucket list’ for astronomers--celestial wonders to observe before one ‘kicks the bucket.’ … this book so interesting … . The book is ideal for amateur observers from beginning to experienced. … For professional astronomers, especially those who may not have looked through a telescope for most of their careers, actually observing some of these gems can remind them why they got interested in astronomy in the first place. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All public and undergraduate libraries.” (R. R. Erickson, Choice, Vol. 48 (6), February, 2011) “One thousand and one celestial wonders is a lot of objects to cover while maintaining your interest … . The book is, rather conveniently, laid out in month order so navigating through the many objects on offer should be a breeze. … a beginner looking for inspiration or a more advanced observer looking for new challenges, you’ll no doubt enjoy this book.” (Steve Richards, BBC Sky at Night Magazine, June, 2011) “This is a splendid gazetteer aimed at the keen amateur astronomer, written by an author with many years of experience. … the guide would be very appropriate in a university collection where an observing programme is in place … . a handbook that ought to be included as part of the reading list for undergraduates so that they can view the real universe as well as learning those essential theoretical aspects of the subject. … an excellent guide that no observatory should be without.” (Sean Lawrence, Reference Reviews, Vol. 25 (6), 2011)

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From the reviews: "Astronomy writer/journalist Bakich ! presents a 'bucket list' for astronomers--celestial wonders to observe before one 'kicks the bucket.' ! this book so interesting ! . The book is ideal for amateur observers from beginning to experienced. ! For professional astronomers, especially those who may not have looked through a telescope for most of their careers, actually observing some of these gems can remind them why they got interested in astronomy in the first place. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All public and undergraduate libraries." (R. R. Erickson, Choice, Vol. 48 (6), February, 2011) "One thousand and one celestial wonders is a lot of objects to cover while maintaining your interest ! . The book is, rather conveniently, laid out in month order so navigating through the many objects on offer should be a breeze. ! a beginner looking for inspiration or a more advanced observer looking for new challenges, you'll no doubt enjoy this book." (Steve Richards, BBC Sky at Night Magazine, June, 2011) "This is a splendid gazetteer aimed at the keen amateur astronomer, written by an author with many years of experience. ! the guide would be very appropriate in a university collection where an observing programme is in place ! . a handbook that ought to be included as part of the reading list for undergraduates so that they can view the real universe as well as learning those essential theoretical aspects of the subject. ! an excellent guide that no observatory should be without." (Sean Lawrence, Reference Reviews, Vol. 25 (6), 2011)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7328 KB
  • Print Length: 493 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B003VYC8UW
  • Publisher: Springer; 2010 edition (23 July 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008BA63MU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #839,868 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book for an experienced amateur 29 Sep 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am really enjoying using this book to plan out my observations rather than just take the telescope out and observe at random. I find it works well in conjunction with a monthly magazine which keeps you up to date on new occurrences. There are many new things I have not observed before included in the book as well as old favourites and I find it well written and well structured.

It was brought for me as a birthday present by my workmates in a call centre and I am forever being asked how many objects I have observed! So not only is it helping me with my interest but it is also encouraging lots of other people to find out a bit more about Astronomy.
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars amazon shortchanges e-edition 1 Aug 2010
By vivere - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Amazon removed all color from the e-edition, although it misleadingly shows color in the preview of the book.
Yes, I know, you cannot see color on the kindle, but you can see color using the kindle reader in iphone, ipad and PC.
The value of the ebook is diminished greatly. Shame!
I gave four stars because I do not want to punish the excellent content and pictures.
It is zero stars for the e edition.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for stargazing planning! 24 Oct 2010
By Luis Miguel Cruz Santo - Published on Amazon.com
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The book provides a good description and insight of the 1001 objects it describes. It is organised by months which helps in doing some stargazing planning and viewing sequences. Some object summaries are short, but generaly go strait to the point, what makes it a great book to better know objects and their important features/characteristics. Nevertheless, I think the book misses important images - there are splendid named objects with no picture on the side, and as such I rank it 4/4.5
Clear Skies,
Luis
5.0 out of 5 stars thrilling guide! 30 Dec 2012
By Carol - Published on Amazon.com
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fantastic guide and well written. I saw an article he wrote in Astronomy magazine and found it to be so exciting I ordered the book. It arrived quickly and in perfect condition! I'll have it at my side when I'm am observing the sky with my telescope.
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