Up for sale is a Book—“A Guide to Backyard Astronomy--Your guide to starhopping and exploring the universe.” This is a very high quality softcover 288 page book with an excellent star hopping guide with great maps. This is the same book as The Nature Company’s Advanced Skywatching book. Authors listed: Robert Burnham, Alan Dyer, Robert A. Garfinkle, Martin George, Jeff Kanipe, and David H. Levy.
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Notes from a review by Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA (School Library Journal). This book contains a wealth of material that will be of interest to dedicated amateur astronomers. Apt quotations from literature sprinkled about the pages are a nice bonus. Most topics are treated on two-page spreads. Captions are brief and sidebars used carefully, resulting in a clean, uncluttered format. Introductory chapters discuss the various types of equipment that may be used for conducting skywatching projects. Additional chapters provide information on the various observable phenomena, with an emphasis on what to look for and how to get the best views possible. The last third of the book consists of 20 "telescope tours" through various regions of the sky. Each area is presented first via star maps, with constellations noted in simplified insets, then with photographs of some of the more interesting features to be found in that region. The extensive bibliography includes videos, Web sites, software, and a list of organizations. Anyone with a serious interest in astronomy will benefit from the instructions and advice it provides.