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The Backyard Astronomer's Guide Hardcover – 31 Aug 2008
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[Review of earlier edition: ] Excellent introductory text ... completely revised... it is lushly illustrated in color throughout.--Ursula Ellis "E-Streams, Vol. 6, No. 4 "
[Review of earlier edition: ] If an amateur astronomer could afford one book, this would be the one to get ... one of the most attractive practical astronomy works ever produced.--Russ Francis "Monday Magazine "
[Review of earlier edition: ] Lively, accessible style; is comprehensive; and is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of photographs, diagrams, and charts... highly recommended for any library.--Mark Wilson"American Reference Books Annual, Volume 35" (01/01/2004)
A magnificently illustrated and superb guide to astronomy is contained in the newest edition of The Backyard Astronomer's Guide.... Overall, this title is a beautiful and informative resource for the amateur astronomer, both the beginner and the experienced.--Denise A. Garofalo "American Reference Book Annual "
[Review of earlier edition: ] I highly recommend this volume for most amateur astronomers and all libraries. I wish I had read it before I purchased my first telescope.--John O. Christensen"Science Books and Films" (10/15/2003)
[Review of earlier edition: ] Recommended for all libraries and for experienced or inexperienced amateur astronomers.--A.R. Upgren"Choice" (04/01/2003)
[Review of earlier edition: ] Big colorful user-friendly book ... I recommend this book for anyone who is contemplating buying a telescope, has one but does not quite know how to use it, or wants to learn more about accessories and fun activities to supplement his or her stargazing. If you teach observational astronomy, run a public observatory, or conduct community stargazing classes, put this magazine down and order it right now ... This book is your passport to the stars.--David Aguilar"Sky and Telescope" (08/01/2003)
[Review of earlier edition: ] This book is an indispensable tool for any serious naturalist who wants to understand and experience the full expanse of the world and universe around us.--Pierre R. Gauthier"Canadian Camera" (06/01/2003)
[Review of earlier edition: ] Crammed with practical information that should help you become a better observer, and have fun doing it.--Craig Tupper"Astronomy" (05/01/2003)
[Review of earlier edition: ] Besides its practical benefits, this book is a real treat for the eyes. It's loaded with colorful photographs, graphics and information boxes.--John McPhee"Halifax Chronicle-Herald" (02/01/2003)
About the Author
Terence Dickinson is the author of Night Watch and 13 other astronomy books, among them The Universe and Beyond, Summer Stargazing and Exploring the Night Sky. He is also editor of SkyNews.
Alan Dyer is program producer at the Calgary Science Centre Planetarium and a contributing editor to Sky and Telescope magazine. An authority on commercial telescopes, his reviews of astronomical equipment appear regularly in major astronomy magazines.(200304)
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I had to get the latest edition, even if I have the previous edition
If you have some clear skies, and a backyard and a pair of binoculars
(or just your eyes) then buy it, and enjoy it. An exciting book.
The even keep it up to date by publishing updates online
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