The Backyard Astronomer's Guide-Terence Dickinson, Alan Dyer

  • Title: The Backyard Astronomer's Guide
  • Author: Terence Dickinson, Alan Dyer
  • Released: 2002-11-02
  • Language:
  • Pages: 320
  • ISBN: 155209507X
  • ISBN13: 978-1552095072
  • ASIN: 155209507X


Review Here's the ultimate resource for anyone who's thought of following up on an interest in astronomy.... A valuable addition to the amateur astronomer's bookshelf, "The Backyard Astronomer's Guide" brings distant object to our everyday lives. (Linda Turk Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay) 2008)

Lively, accessible style; is comprehensive; and is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of photographs, diagrams, and charts... highly recommended for any library. (Mark Wilson American Reference Books Annual, Volume 35 2004)

This all-encompassing reference provides practical advice.

If an amateur astronomer could afford one book, this would be the one to get ... one of the most attractive practical astronomy works ever produced. (Russ Francis Monday Magazine)

Excellent introductory text ... completely revised from the 1991 edition, and it is lushly illustrated in color throughout. (Ursula Ellis E-Streams, Vol. 6, No. 4)

Few books capture the spirit of the hobby so well -- the pleasures and the pitfalls of the equipment you might need, and the simple joy of watching the universe go by.

Recommended for all libraries and for experienced or inexperienced amateur astronomers. (A.R. Upgren Choice 2003)

Big colorful user-friendly book ... I recommend this book for anyone who is contemplating buying a telescope, has one but does not quite know how to use it, or wants to learn more about accessories and fun activities to supplement his or her stargazing. If you teach observational astronomy, run a public observatory, or conduct community stargazing classes, put this magazine down and order it right now ... This book is your passport to the stars. (David Aguilar Sky and Telescope 2003)

This book is an indispensable tool for any serious naturalist who wants to understand and experience the full expanse of the world and universe around us. (Pierre R. Gauthier Canadian Camera 2003)

Its nontechnical language makes astronomy an avocation accessible to everyone.

Crammed with practical information that should help you become a better observer, and have fun doing it. (Craig Tupper Astronomy 2003)

Besides its practical benefits, this book is a real treat for the eyes. It's loaded with colorful photographs, graphics and information boxes. (John McPhee Halifax Chronicle-Herald 2003)

I highly recommend this volume for most amateur astronomers and all libraries. I wish I had read it before I purchased my first telescope. (John O. Christensen Science Books and Films 2003)

More than any other guide to backyard observing, this excellent book focuses on equipment. With over 500 color photographs and illustrations, this book is a valuable, beautiful and user-friendly astronomy reference. A comprehensive guide for the amateur astronomer on buying and using equipment, including telescopes, mounts, eyepieces, and accessories. If you're bewildered by the choice of astronomy equipment out there, this book will help immensely.

One of the best books to guide amateurs. (Tracey Pitch Anchorage Daily News 2010)


The Best Skygazer's Guide You Can Buy
(Robert Burnham former Editor in Chief, Astronomy magazine ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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