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4.0 out of 5 stars Oldy but a goody
There are far better and more modern books available but always remember that this is free.
I would advise anyone who is not interested in a detailed history and explanation of telescope types to skip the first part of the book but the rest is full of gems.
Author's genuine enthusiasm carries through the book and the stars have not moved far since this was...
Published on 11 Mar 2012 by C. Tymon

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3.0 out of 5 stars hmmmmm?
not quite up to expectation no illustrations and lengthy explanations bit of a yawn dont think i'll keep it for very long
Published 18 months ago by dave r hunt


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oldy but a goody, 11 Mar 2012
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This review is from: Pleasures of the telescope An Illustrated Guide for Amateur Astronomers and a Popular Description of the Chief Wonders of the Heavens for General Readers (Kindle Edition)
There are far better and more modern books available but always remember that this is free.
I would advise anyone who is not interested in a detailed history and explanation of telescope types to skip the first part of the book but the rest is full of gems.
Author's genuine enthusiasm carries through the book and the stars have not moved far since this was written.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A gentle Intro, 9 Jun 2014
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As the subject intimates, I like this book because it is something that I would have liked to write for myself. It is a reward to read it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Plain & basic, but good, 23 Dec 2013
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Excellent for beginners and tends to lead the reader to pursue the subject by maintaining interest in developing knowledge even further.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very old & out of date, 14 Oct 2013
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But still a good read.
Even if to see what was available at the turn of the century.
After all. It is free.
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3.0 out of 5 stars hmmmmm?, 12 Feb 2013
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not quite up to expectation no illustrations and lengthy explanations bit of a yawn dont think i'll keep it for very long
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasures of the telescope. full of technical info., 17 April 2012
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R. Keiller "Ronk" (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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Plenty informatoin on the two tyes of telescope. it explains the princicples well but later on in the book if you have little or no knowledge of physics then it will make for heavy reading.
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3.0 out of 5 stars No pictures, 14 Feb 2012
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Haven't read it all yet. Technical details looks very good. Tends to talk inches instead of mm for 'scopes (you'll have to convert)
Where are the star Maps?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps brother in law quiet!, 9 Nov 2012
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Mrs. A. Jones "rikkifred" (Ferndown, Dorset) - See all my reviews
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Bought as present for new star gazer brother in law. He's totally engrossed, so guess its good. He seems pleased with it.
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