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Stargazing 2ed: Astronomy without a Telescope Paperback – 21 Aug 2008

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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (21 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521794455
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521794459
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 1.2 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,271,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This is an excellent primer for any newcomer to astronomy and an enjoyable and readable book … Every astronomer should have a copy. I shall stock it in my bookshop and heartily recommend it.' Paul England, Astronomy Now

'This book is well suited for novices to get acquainted with the stellar constellations, and for everyone interested in observing the sky with just the naked eye.' Orion (Société Astronomique de Suisse)

'… the illustrations and details of what to look for at different times of year are very helpful for beginners … this book excels at providing easy directions for exploring the night sky. Recommended for general readers.' M. K. Hemenway, Choice

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Britain's best known astronomer explains everything you need to know about the universe visible to the naked eye. Using charts and illustrations, he describes the night sky month by month, and looks at the Sun, the Moon, planets, comets and other celestial phenomena.

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