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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic beginners book, 2 Nov. 2009
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M. Kidger "bristolcity" (Madrid, Spain) - See all my reviews
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This is, in my opinion, the very best beginner's guide to the night sky that exists. It is a crying shame that this series has not continued to be updated. It is a superb pocket size, written in a very friendly way, lavishly illustrated, although at a modest price and the ideal starting point for someone wishing to learn about observing.

The only minor criticism that one can have is that the planetary chapters at the end are very short and that a few of the constellation charts are just blank spaces near other constellations, but then these are constellations with no bright stars.

The majority of the book does not go out of date at all and if you can buy an old edition it will still be of great use.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Observer's Book of Astronomy (1967 edition), 1 Dec. 2011
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What a marvellous title. It seems almost impossible the amount of information crammed into such a small book. OK some of it might be dated now but most of the content is still relevant. Well done the "Observer's" series.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Observers book of Astronomy, 14 Dec. 2010
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This little book is ideal for both the beginner and armature. Its size makes to good to carry in your pocket and for quick reference. I recommend it to anyone having an interest in Astronomy. As in all textbooks watch out for the odd error. EG. In my publication the distance of Antares is somewhat too close!

Juan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reference, 28 Jan. 2015
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A really useful reference book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 7 Feb. 2015
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ten out ten love it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 3 Nov. 2014
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Ian (Ulswater) - See all my reviews
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