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NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe

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The perfect introduction to astronomy and stargazing. It has been the top-selling stargazing guide for over
20 years... With information that even the most experienced stargazers will find comes in handy. ( 2018-12-04)

Renowned author and astronomer Terence Dickinson took Grade 5 and 6 students from the [North Bay] area through the
universe to make snowballs from water and ice particles that make up Saturn's rings, and visit the red liquid methane
lakes of its moon, Titan.... "I'm hoping that they'll walk away with excitement about the universe," he said." It's a
subject that young people are not discarding. They're living with it. They're interested in it. And they know a lot."
(Maria Calabrese The North Bay Nugget 2008-09-11)

[Review-of-previous-edition:] [Nightwatch was] a clear, concise manual for backyard stargazing that also managed to
convey the excitement of astronomy. This fantastically revised edition continues that tradition, but now includes sky
maps for observers in the southern hemisphere and a guide to celestial phenomena up to 2018. The best introduction
around. (Ivan Semeniuk New Scientist 2007-01-20)

Aspiring stargazers will find everything that they need to unlock the secrets of the night sky in this newly updated
edition. Public and school libraries will certainly want to update their collections with this book. (Amy Luedtke VOYA)

A "must" for any night-time observer. (Diane C. Donovan The Midwest Book Review 2007-03-01)

A great overall book for the stargazing hobbyist. (Mike Lynch St Paul Pioneer Press 2006-12-17)

General interest introduction to astronomy now in its fourth edition... bends the mind with information. (Barbara Julian
Victoria Times-Colonist 2007-01-14)

This is probably the best handbook for the beginning astronomer. (Drew Monkman The Examiner (Peterborough) 2007-12-11)

New, better-quality photos; amped-up sections on astrophotography and using amateur telescopic equipment; and a new
chapter on the skies visible from the Southern hemisphere. (Lynn Andriani 2006-09-05)

This fourth edition of the essential guide for amateur stargazers is newly updated, lavishly illustrated...and packed
with facts...and a cosmic closet-full of other astronomical delights. For anyone who ever looked up and wondered what's
out there, Nightwatch puts the heavens at your fingertips. (Neil Pond American Profile 2006-11-26)

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About the Author

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.

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