(The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) 1st ed. 2016 Edition
Newb or a astronomy-junky Bakich’s book will surely deliver all the info you will need for this year’s American spectacle. Bakich’s 395 page covers why people should get excited about this eclipse, how to rehearse for the eclipse (to ensure you get the most out of it), how to pick the right viewing devices, what to bring, 20 recommendations on where to go, and more scientific explanations about solar eclipses.
What’s great about Bakich’s writing is that he comes at you with a friendly, layman-like language, so this would be great for any youngster looking to get more information. Randomly, it has pictures of postage stamps featuring previous eclipses. I mean the book has it all.
Grandma, if you’re reading this, I’m sure your grandkid would love it. It’s the perfect book for your fellow kids.
From the Back Cover
In this book Astronomy Magazine editor Michael Bakich presents all the information you’ll need to be ready for the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States on August 21, 2017. In this one resource you’ll find out where the eclipse will occur, how to observe it safely, what you’ll experience during the eclipse, the best equipment to choose, how to photograph the event, detailed weather forecasts for locations where the Moon’s shadow will fall, and much more.
Written in easy-to-understand language (and with a glossary for those few terms you may not be familiar with), this is the must-have reference for this unique occurrence. It’s not a stretch to say that this eclipse will prove to be the most viewed sky event in history. That’s why even now, more than a year before the eclipse, astronomy clubs, government agencies, cities ― even whole states ― are preparing for the unprecedented onslaught of visitors whose only desire is to experience darkness at midday. Bakich informs observers what anyone will need to observe, enjoy, and understand this event.
Other Product Specifications:
Series: The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Paperback: 395 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2016 edition (June 13, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
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