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Smithsonian Handbooks: Stars and Planets
by Ian Ridpath
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0789435217, Paperback)Stars and Planets is a sturdy, thorough field guide for amateur astronomers. The book's first section is a general introduction to astronomy. A solar system primer and constellation catalog are followed by a month-by-month night sky guide. Filled with clear, easy-to-read star charts, photos, and diagrams, this is the perfect starter for beginning astronomers, and a handy reference for those with a little more experience. You'll find information on stargazing equipment, a glossary of terminology, and the history of each cosmic feature's discovery. Like all the Eyewitness Handbooks, this one will be a terrific addition to your family science library. --Therese Littleton
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:35:52 -0400)
Offers information about all eighty-eight constellations of the northern and southern skies and provides simple star charts for easy identification.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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