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    • Publication date:02 Feb 2015
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The Astronomy Bible

By Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest

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The definitive guide to the night sky and the universe.

The definitive guide to the night sky and the universe.

This comprehensive guide to astronomy introduces the basic concepts, explaining what, when, and how to observe space, right through to current theories on everything from black holes to microquasars. It helps you to navigate the night sky, identify the constellations and find planets, comets, galaxies and deep-sky objects.

Accessible, informative, and fully-illustrated, this is an invaluable practical companion for anyone who loves stargazing.

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  • ISBN: 9781844038084
  • Publication date: 02 Feb 2015
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: Cassell
It is the size of a teapot stand but it is crammed with every conceivable aspect concerning the night sky... The breadth of engaging information inside this book will serve many a budding astronaut well. — Jon Culshaw, BBC Sky At Night
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Authors:
Richard Cochrane

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Judy Hall's Crystal Companion

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Judy Hall

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Authors:
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Philip's Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky Britain & Ireland

Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest
Authors:
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Authors:
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