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eBook Nightwatch: An Equinox Guide to Viewing the Universe ePub

by Terence Dickinson

  • ISBN: 0920656269
  • Category: Astronomy and Space Science
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Terence Dickinson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Camden House Publishing (Ontario, CA) (March 1988)
  • Pages: 159
  • ePub book: 1792 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1814 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 746

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Terence Dickinson is the best-selling author of 14 other astronomy books, including The Backyard Astronomer's Guide and Hubble's Universe

Terence Dickinson is the best-selling author of 14 other astronomy books, including The Backyard Astronomer's Guide and Hubble's Universe. He has received many national and international science awards, including the New York Academy of Science Book of the Year Award. For me, the most gratifying aspect of this successful publishing story is the feed-back I've received from so many backyard astronomers who say that the book was their primary guide during the crucial initial stages of their celestial explorations.

NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe is a best-selling popular science book by Terence Dickinson. NightWatch is widely regarded as the essential guidebook for beginning stargazers. First published in 1983, there are over 800,000 copies in print, making it the top-selling stargazing guide in the world during the past 20 years.

Terence Dickinson is a prolific science writer specializing in astronomy. His best-known book, NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe, is widely regarded as the essential guidebook for beginning stargazers. NightWatch, first published in 1983, now has over 600,000 copies in print, making it the top-selling Terence Dickinson is a prolific science writer specializing in astronomy.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for NightWatch : A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe . Interesting and very helpful book. The first day I got the "Nightwatch by Terence Dickinson, Timothy (FWD) Ferris (2006)" I started reading it. I could simply not stop reading it.

Interesting and very helpful book. It has amazing graphics and the information is basic, but very interesting. I would recommended this book to anybody who would love to know more about the beauties of the universe.

Terence Dickinson's "Nightwatch" is a practical all-around guide to amateur astronomy. Spiralbound for outdoor and easier use, and packed with colorful pictures, charts and skymaps, the book gives the reader all the help needed to become a first class amateur astronomer.

The new NightWatch is faithful to the "ultra-simplified, no jargon" philosophy of the original, and at the same time, offers substantially more practical information for the novice and intermediate-level amateur astronomer.

With 250,000 copies in print since its initial publication in 1983, NightWatch has become a standard reference guide for stargazers throughout North America. The new NightWatch is faithful to the "ultra-simplified, no jargon" philosophy of the original, and at the same time, offers substantially more practical information for the novice and intermediate-level amateur astronomer.

Terrence Dickinson: a leading astronomy writer is the author of fourteen books. He has received numerous national and international awards for his work, among them the New York Academy of Sciences book of the year award and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Klumpke-Roberts Award for outstanding contributions in communicating astronomy to the public.

Firefly Books, 1998 - 176 sayfa. With 250,000 copies in print since its initial publication in 1983, NightWatch has become a standard reference guide for stargazers throughout North America.

The key feature of this classic title is the section of star charts that are cherished by backyard astronomers everywhere. NightWatch has been acclaimed as the best general interest introduction to astronomy.

Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets

Comments

Sharpmane Sharpmane
After perusing a number of books, I found this one to be the best. It is the easiest introduction into astronomy and star gazing that is offered. Many of the confusing explanations of other books are ommitted. Moreover, the essentials of finding the constellations are easily explained and easily followed. Lastly, the book had a great further reading and information section that was very helpful. I recommend this book to anyone with a budding astronomy interest.
Moogugore Moogugore
Easy to read and very informative about night time viewing of our sky! Grandchildren have learned a great deal about a fascinating subject!
Tiv Tiv
Terence Dickinson recently won the Order of Canada for his work in educating the public about Astronomy. Nightwatch is the ipso facto standard used by members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and is to be highly recommended for both beginner and veteran. The spiral binding makes the star maps convenient to use. They are designed to be easily read under dark skies using a red pen flashlight. Included are introductory articles on Astonomy, telescopes and binoculars, as well as an index of major astronomical events (ie. eclipses).
Wrathmaster Wrathmaster
Terence Dickinson's NIGHT WATCH is a truely remarkable book that allows everyone young and old to embark on a voyage amongst the stars. The books simplicity may seem simple, but the opposite is true, Terence has inspired your mind,titilated it and filled it with all the information it needs! In other words the reader learns quickly and before he or she knows it, is racing from one constellation to the next, viewing the Orion's Nebula or the Dumbell Nebula, zipping off to the open cluster in Hercules, and where's the book? On the table within easy reach of course. When I met Terence in Vancouver B.C. one year during a lecture on Mars (when Mars was at its closest)..even his lecture was indepth, but it held you spell bound, wanting more. Terence is a truly remarkable author, lecturer, and Astronomer, who is dedicated to bring the Universe from such a lofty height, right down to earth for all to understand. YOUR GONNA LOVE THIS BOOK..! Clear Skys all...the LEONIDS are coming! 3000 - 10,000 Meteor's per hour! Where are they going to come from? The constellation Leo! Where's that? Get Terence Dickinson's book, he'll show you right where it is!!!
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Bundis Bundis
This is an excellent book! If you are a beginner and just starting out like I am, this is the book for you. The topics are excellent. They are written in easy to read and understand words and terms. This book covers all the topics including what to look for in your first telescope. The charts are wonderful and easy to read. The pictures are awesome. In addition, Terence provides a list of stars and constellations along with their pronunciation and meaning. Terence shows and explains how to use major constellations to find other constellations and stars. I found that I couldn't put the book down. This book will hook you on backyard astronomy.
Todal Todal
The previous reviews tell it all! Terence Dickinson brings a highly scientific area filled with map's, coordinate's, special equipment (lenses, types of telescopes, ect.), just about any question you could ask about astronomy and put's it into a language anybody can understand!! An excelent astronomer and writer! Check out all book's affiliated with Terence!!
Khiceog Khiceog
Published and updated for the year 2000,this book is nevertheless another "stellar" contribution by author Terrence Dickinson.Spiral-bound,it is easily transported and accessed while out "seeing." Well-presented, and down-to-earth(pardon the reverse pun) for those of us who are newbies to this most wonderful adventure of amateur astronomy.Dark skies!