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Discover the Moon

Handbook / Manual Popular Science
By: Jean Lacroux and Christian Legrand
142 pages, Tabs & col figs
Discover the Moon
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  • Discover the Moon ISBN: 9780521535557 Paperback Feb 2004 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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This guide to discovering lunar sites takes the reader through 14 guided observing sessions from New Moon to Full Moon. For each evening, the book shows which craters, mountains and other features can be seen, and how to find them.


How to use this book; Earth's Moon; Observation equipment and sites; Guide to the Moon; From Full Moon to New Moon; References; Glossary; Latin and English Names.

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Jean Lacroux has been a columnist for the French astronomy magazine Ciel et Espace for 25 years. He has published four successful amateur astronomy books in French. Christian Legrand is an engineer and amateur astronomer, who has been a passionate lunar observer since the Apollo missions.

Handbook / Manual Popular Science
By: Jean Lacroux and Christian Legrand
142 pages, Tabs & col figs
Media reviews

'Discover the Moon had me hooked from the moment I opened the book ! Beautifully produced in full colour and packed full of interesting information and photos. Discover the Moon provides a wonderful introduction to observing our closest neighbour in space. The Moon may be a dead world but the authors manage to bring it alive!' Astronomy & Space 'Lacroux and Legrand have produced a very attractive guide for first-time observers. The authors' writing is enthusiastic, and color or black and white illustrations grace every page ! It's the most convenient and accurate resource for identifying named features. It's also a great research tool ! Discover the Moon triumphs as the best existing introductory guide to the Moon, and the Clementine Atlas reigns as the most comprehensive atlas of the entire Moon.' Sky & Telescope '! very useful !'. Astronomy Now

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