Designed for day-to-day observing of the moon and its features.
New Atlas of the Moon examines Earth's only satellite in strikingly intricate detail. Comprehensive and lushly illustrated, this book allows amateur stargazers to find hundreds of lunar features and explore them with confidence. Exceptional photographs by Thierry Legault chart the moon's features in remarkable detail. Serge Brunier's authoritative text speaks to the romance humankind has had with the moon.
The most distinctive feature of this atlas is the use of clear overlays to identify the moon's many craters, mountains, rilles and maria visible by telescope, binoculars or the naked eye. The atlas also includes:
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Thierry Legault is a celebrated astrophotographer whose images have appeared in magazines and books worldwide.
Serge Brunier is the author of The Concise Atlas of the Stars and co-author of Great Observatories of the World.Review:
This outstanding lunar photographic atlas is in a class by itself, and I don't say that lightly.... This is one of the best [lunar atlases] ever produced for use by a beginning lunar observer. The images are downright spectacular and sharp. ... The text is clear and informative, and the "how-to-use-this-book" [section] is a big asset. I highly recommend this lunar atlas not only for new lunar observers, but for experienced observers as well. (Robert A. Garfinkle, Fellow of the Royal Astronomi Lunar Section Circular, Vol. 44 No. 78, The Britis)
There's no question that it sets a new standard for photographic lunar atlases... the quality of Legault's images give it an appeal that reaches well beyond selenophiles. (Gary Seonik Sky and Telescope)
Splendid ... its large format is put to very good use ... exceptional detail and clarity ... This is a very fine atlas and deserves attention by school and college libraries, public observatories, and serious lunar observers. (Richard McKim The Observatory)
[Globe and Mail Christmas 2006 Gift Book selection] Brings a clarity to the lunar surface rarely seen by non-NASA mortals. (Globe and Mail 2006-12-09)
Attention to detail, brilliant imagery... Rich with maps, topography, historical essays and clear plastic overlays of 57 lunar features... handsome. (Kurt Loft Tampa Tribune 2006-10-26)
This starkly beautiful examination of our nearest neighbour clearly identifies the various moon forms... making it perfect to use as a guide when exploring the moon's near surface with a telescope from your backyard... offers insights into the geography, cartography and history of the moon. (Jodi DeLong Halifax Chronicle Herald 2006-12-10)
Abundant facts... in-depth descriptions of lunar features and the best times to observe them. (s Science News 2007-02-03)
Particularly useful to observers who want to locate features without the muisance of lettering getting in the way... This resource is appropriate for general academic libraries and public library collections and will be attractive to a broad audience. (Margaret F. Dominy American Reference Books Annual 2008)
This is a very well-done book...and quite pleasing to the eye. The transparent overlays are quite useful, and the photography is marvelous.... As an appealing introduction to learning more about our neighbour in space it is absolutely great. (Ken Murphy www.outofthecradle.net, Chronicles of the New Spac 2008-01-16)
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