Book Reviews of Peterson First Guides: Astronomy (A simplified field guide to the stars, planets, and the universe)

Peterson First Guides: Astronomy (A simplified field guide to the stars, planets, and the universe)
Peterson First Guides Astronomy - A simplified field guide to the stars, planets, and the universe
Author: Jay Pasachoff
ISBN-13: 9780395467909
ISBN-10: 039546790X
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 128
Edition: Revised
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Jp)
Book Type: Paperback
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Reviewer: Robert Lipsitz "study but doubt, question and be ever vigiliant" (Washington D.C.) -

I find this book most useful for the 12 star maps found at the very begining. It gives basic information about astronomy in a comprehensible manner. The book is handy enough to keep with you and with a small penlight you can reference the maps while observing the night sky, easily fits in a jacket or pans back pocket. Additionally I found the mythology behind the traditional western culture naming of the constellations interesting.
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Really useful, lots of cool maps.