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Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders: From Novice to Master Observer (DIY Science)
Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders: From Novice to Master Observer (DIY Science)
by Robert Bruce Thompson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 16.58

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stargazers Road Map, 7 Oct 2010
There have been a number of books witten to help the amateur Astronomer find their way about the night sky,one often recommended is Turn Left at Orion, "Illustrated Guide to Astronmical Wonders" takes the issue a whole lot further, the authors have filled this 519 page paper back volume with a practical guide to finding the many wonders in the Heavens covering all the Messier, many NGC and other subjects, situated in each Constellation, from what can be seen through binoculars to using small and medium telescopes, mostly each item has a history, star map with finder circles, photo of the star field and the subject in question, with guidance on how to locate the target, this would be a welcomed addition to the library of novice through to seasoned Astronomer.


Decoding the Heavens: Solving the Mystery of the World's First Computer
Decoding the Heavens: Solving the Mystery of the World's First Computer
by Jo Marchant
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars 2000 Year Old Mystery., 7 Mar 2009
In the autumn of the year 1900 a group of sponge divers and their ship took shelter from a storm at the small island of Antikythera, which is situated in the middle of the sea passage between Cape Malea and Crete. Once the storm had subsided and doing what sponge divers do best, they dived into the clear waters near the ship to a depth of some 60 metres, what they found remained a mystery to the world for almost 200 years. Jo Marchant in her brilliant book traces the history and the people involved in unlocking the mystery up to the present day. This is an excellent read, something akin to a mechanical detective story.


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