FREE Delivery in the UK.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Your Guide to the 2017 To... has been added to your Basket
+ £3.29 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by WeBuyBooks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: UK Expedited shipping available on this item for 4.99. Fast shipping. Excellent Customer Feedback.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Your Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) Paperback – 8 Jun 2016

5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
£15.61 £1.59
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • Your Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)
  • +
  • Solar Eclipse Glasses -Sun Shades x 5 pairs
  • +
  • Road Atlas for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
Total price: £29.02
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

All Amazon Original Books on Sale
Browse a selection of over 160+ Kindle Books currently on sale. Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 412 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2016 edition (13 Jun. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3319276301
  • ISBN-13: 978-3319276304
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 557,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product description


“Michael Bakich’s new book, Your Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, is all about being fully prepared, whether you’re a dedicated eclipse chaser or a first-timer. … Your guide to the 2017 Solar Eclipse is an inspiring practical handbook to this month’s exciting event, and much of the advice will be valid for the repeat performance in 2024. Astronomy is looking up. Enjoy the eclipse.” (Simon Mitton, Physics Today, Vol. 59 (8), August, 2017) 

“Bakich, a senior editor of Astronomy magazine, describes the underlying science, as well as the cultural aspects of eclipses. He provides guidelines for safe observing, choosing equipment … and ideas for activities beyond just enjoying the aesthetic experience. … High quality paper and copious illustrations and photographs greatly enhance this guide, as do the appendixes and index. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers.” (M.-K. Hemenway, Choice, Vol. 54 (5), January, 2017)

From the Back Cover

In this book Astronomy Magazine editor Michael Bakich presents all the information you’ll need to be ready for the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States on August 21, 2017. In this one resource you’ll find out where the eclipse will occur, how to observe it safely, what you’ll experience during the eclipse, the best equipment to choose, how to photograph the event, detailed weather forecasts for locations where the Moon’s shadow will fall, and much more. 
Written in easy-to-understand language (and with a glossary for those few terms you may not be familiar with), this is the must-have reference for this unique occurrence. It’s not a stretch to say that this eclipse will prove to be the most viewed sky event in history. That’s why even now, more than a year before the eclipse, astronomy clubs, government agencies, cities ― even whole states ― are preparing for the unprecedented onslaught of visitors whose only desire is to experience darkness at midday. Bakich informs observers what anyone will need to observe, enjoy, and understand this event.

See all Product description

Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 1 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

4 September 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Most helpful customer reviews on 4.7 out of 5 stars 44 reviews
Thomas M. Trusock
5.0 out of 5 starsA mandatory guide for anyone interested in the 2017 eclipse.
3 July 2016 - Published on
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
20 people found this helpful.
Ron D.
3.0 out of 5 starsAt Best a So-so Book
22 June 2017 - Published on
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful.
Rabbi Ray
5.0 out of 5 starsWonderful Book!
6 November 2016 - Published on
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful.
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 starsThis book on eclipses goes to the top of my reference stack
11 November 2016 - Published on
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful.
4.0 out of 5 starsFull Details on the Eclipse
2 June 2017 - Published on
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful.

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?