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This is a old classic now available for free on the Kindle.
It is beautifully and descriptively written using the full range of the English language. Much of the information has been superseded now but it is still a very enjoyable read of science in bygone days. I deal for a long journey !
On my download none of the star maps are visible even though there are links. However, the writing style, enthusiasm and general information takes you back to a time long gone - simply lovely to read.
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on 26 April 2015
Very good reprint of a highly engaging classic. Serviss' descriptions are just lovely, and though over a century old, this book is still very worth reading by modern stargazers. The star charts are not the best by current standards, and don't reproduce particularly well but they do add to the beguiling charm of the book. Serviss is an excellent writer and his fiction is as engaging as his non-fiction. Highly recommended!
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on 11 March 2012
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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on 17 April 2012
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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on 14 February 2012
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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on 9 November 2012
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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on 9 June 2014
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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on 23 December 2013
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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on 12 February 2013
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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on 14 October 2013
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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