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Review

Highly recommended as the best of its kind. A fine beginner's guide to observational astronomy. Dickinson ensures that his guide will retain its position as a classic Easily the best in its field. ... Highly recommended for all libraries. A great all-round astronomy guide. -- Glenn Chaple "Astronomy" (12/01/2002) An accessible reference for all amateur astronomers ... Packed with practical information. This is a book you can confidently recommend to anyone who is just starting out in astronomy. Terence Dickinson's new edition of Nightwatch is an excellent resource for aspiring astronomers and astrophotographers One of the top stargazing guides in the English language, gives novices just the right information to feed their curiosity. I believe I've found the best beginners �astronomy� book ever. That's a strong claim, but NightWatch...is nothing short of awesome. -- Bob Burris "Sailsbury Post" (05/14/2005) An ideal first book for the backyard astronomer ... one that will grow along with the observer's skill.--Chet Raymo "Sky and Telescope " I believe I've found the best beginners [astronomy] book ever. That's a strong claim, but NightWatch...is nothing short of awesome.--Bob Burris"Sailsbury Post" (05/14/2005) Wonderful book... The kind of guide that takes you by the hand and leads you to all the good stuff.--Jim Quig"Calgary Herald" (04/11/2005) Nightwatch is an ideal first book for the backyard astronomer. It is an ideal second book too, one that will grow along with the observer's skill.--Chet Raymo "Sky and Telescope " One of the best all-around general astronomy books .... The text is simple to understand and has just enough of a 'gee-whiz' tone. ... [It will also] provide good cloudy night reading and encourage exploration. A fine beginner's guide to observational astronomy. This is a book you can confidently recommend to anyone who is just starting out in astronomy. An accessible reference for all amateur astronomers ... Packed with practical information. Easily the best in its field. ... Highly recommended for all libraries. Dickinson ensures that his guide will retain its position as a classic. Terence Dickinson's new edition of Nightwatch is an excellent resource for aspiring astronomers and astrophotographers. Highly recommended as the best of its kind. One of the top stargazing guides in the English language, gives novices just the right information to feed their curiosity. Absolutely the best book for beginners. A great all-round astronomy guide.--Glenn Chaple"Astronomy" (12/01/2002) Wonderful book. Great pictures... a classic. The kind of guide that takes you by the hand and leads you to all the good stuff.--Jim Quig"Calgary Herald" (04/11/2005) I've been reading astronomy guides since Jimmy Carter was in office, and I believe I've found the best beginners book ever. That's a strong claim, but "NightWatch" by Terrence Dickinson is nothing short of awesome.--Bob Burris"Sailsbury Post" (05/14/2005)

About the Author

Terence Dickinson is a prolific science writer specializing in astronomy. More than one million copies of his previous books are in print in three languages. He is the recipient of many national and international science awards including the New York Academy of Sciences Book of the Year Award and the Royal Canadian Institute's Sandford Fleming Medal. He resides in a village just north of Kingston, Ontario.

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd; 3rd edition edition (1 November 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155209300X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552093009
  • Product Dimensions: 27.3 x 1.9 x 27.9 cm
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