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Choosing & Using Binoculars A Guide for Star Gazers, Birders and Outdoor Enthusiasts

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By: Neil T English(Author)
641 pages, 236 colour illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
Choosing & Using Binoculars
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  • Choosing & Using Binoculars ISBN: 9783031447099 Paperback Jan 2024 Available for pre-order
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About this book

Binoculars are life-enhancing instruments, uniquely capable of bringing the intricacies of nature into sharp focus. Whether it be birds, majestic lakes and seas, alpine vistas, wild animals or exploring the glories of the night sky, anyone interested in buying binoculars today will be faced with a bewildering number of different models to choose from.

This book walks the reader through the fascinating world of binoculars, past and present, while exploring all of the main binocular types, their desirable features, how to test out and narrow down the choices a prospective customer should make, as well as looking at some of the best and most-sought-after binoculars money can buy. Uniquely experienced writer and binocular enthusiast, Dr Neil English, takes the pain out of narrowing down the search for your ideal binocular, whether your budget is $50 or $5,000. Dr English explores many of the timeless beauties of the binocular world, crafted by top European and Japanese manufacturers, such as Swarovski, Zeiss, Nikon, Leica and others. Sumptuously illustrated throughout with full-colour images, Choosing & Using Binoculars decodes all the technical jargon without sacrificing accuracy and presents the world's best compendium of binocular literature for the birder, hunter, inveterate traveller, nature enthusiast and stargazer.


Introduction: The Joy of Binocular Vision

Part I
Chapter 1: A Brief Overview of the Main Types of Binoculars on the Market
Chapter 2: Pocket Binoculars
Chapter 3: Compact Binoculars
Chapter 4 Full Size Binoculars
Chapter 5: Low Light Binoculars
Chapter 6: Range Finding Binoculars
Chapter 7: Marine Binoculars
Chapter 8: Astronomical Binoculars

Part II
Chapter 9: Leica Binoculars
Chapter 10: Zeiss Binoculars
Chapter 11: Swarovski Binoculars
Chapter 12: Nikon Binoculars
Chapter 13: Vortex Binoculars
Chapter 14: GPO Binoculars
Chapter 15: Maven Binoculars
Chapter 16: Kowa Binoculars
Chapter 17: Pentax Binoculars
Chapter 18: Image Stabilized Binoculars
Chapter 19: Popular Binocular Accessories
Chapter 20: Testing Binoculars: Notes from the Field
Chapter 21: A Guide to Choosing a Binocular Set for All Budgets
Chapter 22: A Brief Survey of Classic Binocular Literature
Chapter 23: Classic Binoculars
Chapter 24: Binoculars- a Look to the Future

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Dr Neil English is an internationally known astronomy and science writer who has published several hundred feature articles for Britain's best-selling astronomy magazine, Astronomy Now. His work has also appeared in Astronomy (USA), Salvo Magazine, and Britain's best-selling birding magazine, Birdwatching. He is the author of seven books on amateur and professional astronomy, including his magnum opus, Chronicling the Golden Age of Astronomy (Springer Nature). When not writing and travelling, Dr English runs a successful academic tutorial business, preparing students for careers in medicine, veterinary, engineering and physical sciences.

Handbook / Manual Coming Soon
By: Neil T English(Author)
641 pages, 236 colour illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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