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#1 ascii

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 02:28 PM

I've been tempted by this book for a while.  Has anyone read it and have an opinion they might share?

 

The Sky Atlas by Edward Brooke-Hitching

 

https://www.amazon.c...lv_ov_lig_dp_it

 


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Posted 26 October 2020 - 02:54 PM

Looks nice.  Added it to my Amazon wish list, unless I can find it locally first.



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Posted 26 October 2020 - 08:52 PM

I just got a copy a week ago!  I guess whether or not you'll like it depends on what you're looking for.  It has lots of beautiful photos and brief overviews that attempt to cover the history of astronomy all over the planet.  It is decidedly not an in-depth scholarly work, but having only just cracked into it, I've learned a lot (I'm not a historian or scholar though).  If you've read Cosmos or Burnham's, a lot of the descriptions and historical anecdotes will be familiar, but it's nice to see photos and illustrations to go with them.  The printing quality is very nice as well. Overall, it's a great survey with great illustrations and photos and will make a nice (albeit relatively small) coffee table book.  I find it to be a great companion to Burnham's when I want to do some reading about astronomy without the laser focus of researching specific objects. 

 

Here's a link to a more professional review that I found to be pretty accurate.


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Posted 26 October 2020 - 09:36 PM

I just got a copy a week ago!  I guess whether or not you'll like it depends on what you're looking for.  It has lots of beautiful photos and brief overviews that attempt to cover the history of astronomy all over the planet.  It is decidedly not an in-depth scholarly work, but having only just cracked into it, I've learned a lot (I'm not a historian or scholar though).  If you've read Cosmos or Burnham's, a lot of the descriptions and historical anecdotes will be familiar, but it's nice to see photos and illustrations to go with them.  The printing quality is very nice as well. Overall, it's a great survey with great illustrations and photos and will make a nice (albeit relatively small) coffee table book.  I find it to be a great companion to Burnham's when I want to do some reading about astronomy without the laser focus of researching specific objects. 

 

Here's a link to a more professional review that I found to be pretty accurate.

Thanks!



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Posted 27 October 2020 - 02:36 PM

ascii,

 

Thanks for sharing the information on this wonderful book. I decided to get my copy in the Kindle format.

 

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