Foi publicado inicialmente em 1997 sendo reeditado e novamente publicado, já com as atualizações necessárias, em 2002 e 2003
São livros parecidos mas não são de forma alguma redundantes e sim espetacularmente complementares.
BARNES & NOBLE
Resumindo, se for possível comprem os dois livros aqui indicados, eu tenho plena convicção que aqueles que o fizerem no futuro ficarão muito satisfeitos com o valor empregado.
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Time Life Medical (October 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0783549415
- ISBN-13: 978-0783549415
- Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
School Library Journal
YAIntended as a companion to David Levy's Skywatching (Time-Life, 1995), this volume contains a wealth of material that will be of interest to dedicated amateur astronomers and effectively stands on its own. Apt quotations from literature sprinkled about the pages are a nice bonus. As in so many nonfiction titles these days, most topics are treated on two-page spreads. However, 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. While many of the items will be beyond the financial means of most students, the authors stress that much can be done with just a good pair of binoculars and careful record keeping. 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. Report writers are not the primary audience for this book although information can be extracted for that use. However, anyone with a serious interest in astronomy will benefit from the instructions and advice it provides.Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA
There are numerous great books on astronomy, but this is one of the best. I especially appreciate the 20 'starhopping' guides to some of the great sites (sights) in the night sky. These guides have charts which are designed to be used with a red light (as you would use when observing) and have been extremely useful to me in the field. Even the picturesque titles of each guide, such as 'A Hop Around the Big Dipper', 'A Stroll Around the Sombrero', 'Towards the Heart of Our Galaxy', 'Jewels in Cancer and Gemini', and 'A Galaxy Feast in the Furnace', make one excited to want to explore the night sky! I hope they come out with another edition including more of these guides.