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The stargazing year : a backyard astronomer's journey through the seasons of the night sky

Author: Charles Laird Calia
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2005.
Series: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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A quarter-century after giving up his first telescope, Charles Laird Calia lay down one evening on his front lawn with his two young daughters, looked up at the stars, and rediscovered a childhood passion. Part primer on the science and history of astronomical observation, part love poem to the night sky, this is an amateur astronomer's account of a year spent observing the cosmos in his New England back yard.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Laird Calia
ISBN: 0786281103 9780786281107
OCLC Number: 63679674
Notes: Originally published: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, ©2005.
Description: 363 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Responsibility: Charles Laird Calia.

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A quarter-century after giving up his first telescope, Charles Laird Calia lay down one evening on his front lawn with his two young daughters, looked up at the stars, and rediscovered a childhood passion. Part primer on the science and history of astronomical observation, part love poem to the night sky, this is an amateur astronomer's account of a year spent observing the cosmos in his New England back yard.

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