just the best Dec 11, 2007
Well, perhaps I'm not very expert in astronomy, but I can tell you that I've read a lot about it, and when I started reading Nightwatch I was fasinated by the easiness of the explaining method. If you are new in the field you'll adore it and you will start stargazing in the same night. And if you are searching for an introduction book to amateur astronomy, then this is your best friend. The 2ed chapter is a marvelous way to understand the universe, and the 4th will give you the very simple way to understand and keep in mind star constillations. then with every chapter you'll like astronomy more and more....You'll like the last excellent updated edition with its high quality images taken by amateur astronomers.
I'd recommend this book before buying any astronomy equipments, or even before starting stargazing. The auther gives us his long life experience in just one book.