Preface to the Fourth Edition. Acknowledgments. 1. Parlez Vous "Telescope?" 2. In the Beginning. 3. So You Want to Buy a Telescope. 4. Two Eyes are Better than One. 5. Attention Shoppers. 6. The "Eyes" Have It. 7. The Right Stuff. 8. The Homemade Astronomer. 9. Till Death Do You Part. 10. A Few Tricks of the Trade. Appendices. A. Specs at a Glance. B. Eyepiece Marketplace. C. The Astronomical Yellow Pages. D. An Astronomer′s Survival Guide. E. Astronomical Resources. F. English/Metric Conversion. G. Star Ware Reader Survey.