7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Good intro to the field,
By A Customer
This review is from: Telescopes and Techniques (Practical Astronomy Series) (Paperback)
This book is a very good introductory book. It has all you need to know about the history and practical aspects of astronomy. The technical explanations of optics get a bit detailed (i.e., into the math) at times, but are written in such a way that the principles are understood, even if the math isn't. Very good use of photos and illustrations. The author explains well, and doesn't inundate you in details you don't need.
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