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Time-Life Books, 1994 - Science - 288 pages
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Authoritative, lavishly photographed and illustrated guides to the wonders of the natural world around us. Clear, accessible format, charts, diagrams, field tips, practical pointers, and historical profiles.

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Review: Skywatching

User Review  - Peter Mcloughlin - Goodreads

Solid astronomy book for a beginning amateur. It has the basics including sky maps, Science background, use of telescopes and equipment, mythology of the stars. Nice edition to start skywatching. Read full review

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User Review  - Miranda Prather - Goodreads

A little dated now, but the star charts and constellation guides are invaluable. Filled with interesting facts and good information to start the new skwatcher. Read full review


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About the author (1994)

David H. Levy, the science columnist for PARADE magazine, who took over Carl Sagan's post, is one of the world's foremost astronomers and a contributor to ASTRONOMY magazine. He has discovered 22 comets, including Shoemaker-Levy 9, which collided with Jupiter and made news around the world. In this easily understood book, he takes the armchair reader around the cosmos, introducing the major subjects studied by astronomy students in a manner non-students, and ageing ex-students can understand. Accompanied by b/w illustrations and a color section of important discoveries and maps, this book is the place to start for anybody who wants an introductory course or refresher course in a subject of extraordinary scope.

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