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Astronomy: 365 Days Hardcover – 6 Oct 2006

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  • Hardcover: 744 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.; First Printing edition (6 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810957159
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810957152
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 5.1 x 24.1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,012,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a gem, and should be in every scientific library, amateur or
professional. -- Patrick Moore, The Times Higher Educational Supplement, September 2006

This books is a 'must have'. -- CR Kitchin

About the Author

Jerry T. Bonnell is an astrophysicist with the Universities Space Research Association who has been working at NASA since 1988. He lives in Greenbelt, Maryland. Robert J. Nemiroff is a professor of physics at Michigan Technological University. He lives in Houghton, Michigan. In 1995, in collaboration with NASA and co-author Jerry Bonnell, he created the website Astronomy Picture of the Day (, which they continue to maintain.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Glorious Images 29 May 2007
By A. W. Johnston - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Astronomy: 365 is a wonderfully simple concept: one picture for each of the 365 nights of the year. This allows for a great variety of images, taken by all sorts of instruments from ordinary cameras to the Hubble Space Telescope, spanning broad panoramas of the night or evening sky to extreme close-ups of the Moon, galaxies and other heavenly bodies. Each image comes with a page of explanation of what can be seen and how the image was obtained.

A fascinating collection: the only criticism possible being that the book is rather small in both senses: it leaves you hungry for more pictures, which could be done more justice on larger format pages...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Stunning 10 Sept. 2007
By Joseph M. D'aprile - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book lives up to the others that preceed it. The collection of photographs are powerful, and there are 365 days of these images along with desciptions. The book is informative as well as stunning to look at. This is one for the coffee table and not the shelf.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great collection of astonomical pictures 5 May 2008
By David Gil Navalon - Published on
Format: Hardcover
A heavy and thick book with a great compendium of pictures shown on the Astronomical Picture of the Day website. It's a very good selection, and the captions - however brief - are interesting enough. To be read and enjoyed little by little, a few pages each day.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Fascinating Fotos 23 Aug. 2007
By Penny A. Nielsen - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I purchased the book as a gift and was lucky enough to have the recipient show me what was inside. The photos are breathtaking and really amazing. I recommend this book for anyone with an interest in the stars.
Amazing book! 29 Jan. 2013
By Felipe Mattiello - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is perfect, it has some stunning images! I highly recommend it to everyone who loves the cosmos! !
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