Great book for the interrested star gazer of the night sky. Easy to follow star positions and useful background reading. Full of information with lovely coloured diagrams to bring your interest in and let it grow. Highly recommended for fun and interrest.
I'm already familiar with the 'theory' stuff about space, so haven't read any of it - but anything Patrick Moore produced was gold standard, so I'll assume this is too. My practical knowledge of actually getting outside and finding stuff is a little bit lacking, so I use this mainly alongside a planisphere for locating Deep Sky Objects - the Messiers and NGCs.
As a beginner I have various books to help me..some simple and like this some more advanced. Good reading but I think I will benefit from this as I get better at star gazing. I just wish the diagrams were bigger because my eyesight is not too good...but thats the publishing side not the author.good book though
This book is an excellent guide for anyone considering astronomy as a hobby. Each section is clearly explained and the illustrations are first rate making for an easy to follow manual for a beginner such as myself.
I bought this for my grandson for Xmas...he is 10 years old and I was abit worried that the book maybe to old for him.......but even though this book is aimed at an older reader there are enough pictures if this is all they want. On the otherhand this book is educational. Recommended. Paperback.
A very nice little book, well written and gives a reasonable overview of 'stars and planets' as you might expect. Well illustrated and with good descriptions of the things you might expect to see. Good book for someone who wants to get a good grounding on what's up there.
I bought this for my fella who is very much into astronomy. He very much admired Patrick Moore and was very pleased to receive it, especially as soon after we heard of Patrick's death. He refers to it often, and talks about how informative it is.
As I wrote on his 'MIAOW' book, Sir Patrick Moore is a great astronomer, lecturer and an outstanding person. Everybody who listened to his programmes will agree that nobody like him exists in this field.