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Astronomy (Eyewitness Companions) [Paperback]

Ian Ridpath
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4 May 2006 Eyewitness Companions
Showing you what others only tell you. Discover the history and origins of the universe and observe the stars and galaxies with over 100 star charts and profiles of all 88 constellations. Includes a month-by-month guide to highlights of the night sky. Perfect for any enthusiast this is the definitive visual guide to enjoying and appreciating astronomy.

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  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (4 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405312912
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405312912
  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 13.4 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Many of today's amateur stargazers learned their way around the night sky with the observing guides of Ian Ridpath. Among these are The Monthly Sky Guide, now in its 9th edition; the Collins Stars and Planets Guide (known in the US as the Princeton Field Guide to Stars and Planets), now in its 4th edition; and Collins Gem Stars. All these have been continuously in print for over 25 years. A particular interest of Ian's is the Greek and Roman myths of the constellations, which he wrote about in his book Star Tales.

Ian is editor of the authoritative Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and the last three editions of Norton's Star Atlas, the longest-established star atlas in the world and reputedly the best-known. He is a major contributor to the Dorling Kindersley encyclopedia Universe, and is author of Dorling Kindersley's Eyewitness Companion to Astronomy. In 2012 he won the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Klumpke-Roberts Award for "outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy", the most prestigious award of its kind.

He is also a leading UFO skeptic and is well-known for his investigation and explanation of Britain's leading UFO case, the Rendlesham Forest Incident.

For more about Ian Ridpath, see his personal website
http://www.ianridpath.com
and his entry in Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Ridpath

Support pages for Ian Ridpath's books in print can be found here
http://www.ianridpath.com/books/support.htm

For talks by Ian Ridpath see
http://www.ianridpath.com/cv/lectures.htm

Read Ian Ridpath's author blog
http://ianridpathauthorblog.blogspot.com/


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About the Author

Ian Ridpath has been a full time writer, broadcaster, and lecturer on astronomy since 1972, having previously worked at the university of London Observatory. A fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, he is the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and Norton's Star Atlas. Ian has written or edited over 40 books, including several guides to the night sky. His writing has also appeared in newspapers and magazines throughout the world.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very good 17 April 2010
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As all DK books are good this one does not disappoint for a general astronomy book. It is very good for an interested young teanager and is a good for general interest in the subject.
Too many pages given over to star charts that have little relevance to the amature astronomer, however I enjoyed the book given it's low and cost good quality illustrations and to the point revision if you have read much before, and if not an excellent start!!. Just a good addition to the amature astronemers library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent content and nearly all understandable! 18 April 2013
By cammam
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Expect more orders from family and friends!
This book is packed with fascinating information in a form understandable by all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Astronomy By Ian Ridpath 17 Jan 2013
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I highly recommend this book this book, it'sgreat .
Gives the reader the history of astronomy and a good begining
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 14 Sep 2009
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Was looking for a star book with figures drawn and this is it. It's so much easier to make out the constellations that way.
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