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Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe Hardcover-spiral – 1 Sep 2006

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  • Hardcover-spiral: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd; 4th Fourth Edition, Updated for Us ed. edition (1 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155407147X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554071470
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 2.2 x 27.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 683,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A "must" for any night-time observer.--Diane C. Donovan"The Midwest Book Review" (03/01/2007)

A great overall book for the stargazing hobbyist.--Mike Lynch"St Paul Pioneer Press" (12/17/2006)

This is probably the best handbook for the beginning astronomer.--Drew Monkman"The Examiner (Peterborough)" (12/11/2007)

New, better-quality photos; amped-up sections on astrophotography and using amateur telescopic equipment; and a new chapter on the skies visible from the Southern hemisphere.--Lynn Andriani"" (09/05/2006)

NightWatch remains the best single source on sky watching and astronomy equipment for the backyard enthusiast.--Randy Groundwater"Windsor Star" (12/10/2006)

[Review-of-previous-edition: ] A great all-round astronomy guide.--Glenn Chaple"Astronomy" (12/01/2002)

Renowned author and astronomer Terence Dickinson took Grade 5 and 6 students from the [North Bay] area through the universe to make snowballs from water and ice particles that make up Saturn's rings, and visit the red liquid methane lakes of its moon, Titan.... "I'm hoping that they'll walk away with excitement about the universe," he said." It's a subject that young people are not discarding. They're living with it. They're interested in it. And they know a lot."-- (09/11/2008)

Aspiring stargazers will find everything that they need to unlock the secrets of the night sky in this newly updated edition. Public and school libraries will certainly want to update their collections with this book.-- (06/01/2007)

This fourth edition of the essential guide for amateur stargazers is newly updated, lavishly illustrated...and packed with facts...and a cosmic closet-full of other astronomical delights. For anyone who ever looked up and wondered what's out there, Nightwatch puts the heavens at your fingertips.-- (11/26/2006)

It may be hard to justify upgrading from later printings of the third edition, but NightWatch remains one of the best sourcebooks to introduce beginning astronomers to the night sky -- and to keep them interested.-- (01/01/2007)

About the Author

Terence Dickinson is the best-selling author of 14 other astronomy books, including The Backyard Astronomer's Guide and Hubble's Universe. He has received many national and international science awards, including the New York Academy of Science Book of the Year Award.

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