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National Geographic Stargazer's Atlas (Chapter Sampler)

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Love everything about stars. So this was a must read.
So interesting and beautiful to learn about. 

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Combining science, exploration, and storytelling, National Geographic Stargazer's Atlas invites readers to roam the night sky for constellations, planets and moons, eclipses, comets and meteor showers, auroras, and deep-sky treasures including nebulae and galaxies—many visible to the naked eye and all with binoculars or a backyard telescope.

Beginning with basic space science and including a complete set of night sky maps for all four seasons in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, this fascinating book guides the reader toward the most rewarding observations. A unique chapter on astrotourism highlights ancient observatories, dark-sky preserves, and other global destinations for the sky-seeking traveler; a final chapter details current and future space missions and what they might discover.

Richly illustrated with awe-inspiring imagery—including photos from space missions and telescopes, science-based artists’ interpretations, and explanatory graphics—the book also contains 170 maps and charts of planets, moons, and constellations, from Earth’s moon to moons of Saturn. Practical advice throughout helps readers see what they have been reading about, building key observational skills such as “star hopping” from easy-to-find stars to fainter deep-sky objects and focusing on “deep sky treasures:” areas rich in observable phenomena.
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I have been enamored with space since I was a child so this sample chapter was really cool to read! The pictures included were such a cool touch. Cant wait to get my hands on the full book!
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I was excited to see that National Geographic put a chapter sampler on their new Stargzer's Atlas. This was very informational with breathtaking and inspiring photos..

My three children ages seven, eight, and eleven enjoyed this sample chapter as much as I did. We will be looking forward to purchasing a copy of this and use it for part of our school work.
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I was really enjoying this title and was saddened when the sample ended.  I love reading about the stars and observatory temples that are used for stargazing. From this sample, I know the finished work will be amazing.
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Demystifying the Night Sky 

National Geographic has always been the standard for educational deep diving. (Well, at least for the recreational enthusiasts anyway.) And in true NatGeo style, it is clear that they have cut no corners here. 

For anyone who is casually looking to identify constellations, learn about the sky and its recorded history, or simply look at STUNING evening photography- this book is for you. At $65 it promises to be a hefty tome that is so much more than a conversational coffee table read. I wouldn't go so far as to call it a 'light' read either. It's more of an unscripted textbook without all of the boring fillers and end-of chapter quizzes.

The Stargazer's Atlas is jam packed with information and illustrations that you will want to revisit over and over again. And who knows, maybe that newfound (or rekindled) passion will spill over to others.

[Thank you NetGalley and National geographic for giving me a sample of this book in exchange for an honest review.]
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The National Geographic Stargazer’s Atlas (Chapter Sampler) is great! The pictures are so amazing and beautiful. This chapter sample also has so much great information! I can’t wait to check out the full book.
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National Geographic Stargazer's Atlas: The Ultimate Guide to the Night Sky is a beautifully, often breathtakingly, photographed and accessibly written guide to the night sky and how to understand what we see when we look up. Due out 25th Oct 2022 from National Geographic, it's 432 pages and will be available in hardcover format.

This is a worthy member of the National Geographic stable of classic coffee table books - absolutely full of beautiful clear photography and packed with accessible information. The early pre-release media package provided for review included a small fraction of the final page content and it's impressive enough that I plan to order a copy for my home library just from the preview. 

The book contains layman accessible language throughout, lots of diagrams and on-page definitions and explanations. The content is arranged thematically and the chapters move from the vastness of space/stars/celestial bodies, through our own Solar System, to an almanac of stargazing events and maps. Each of the specific constellations and points of interest include maps, best viewing times, locations, and background information.

The photography throughout is stunning. This is a highly recommended choice for public and school libraries as well as for scouting/activity groups, and home use. Stunningly gorgeous and well done. 

Five stars. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
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This Stargazer's Atlas has beautiful pictures of the night sky that I could stare at endlessly. I enjoyed the section of the book called "The Timeless Joy of Stargazing" which made me realize that the night sky has been awed and revered for so many before me and will be awed and revered by so many after me. The Star Stories were also entertaining and informative about the different stories about the different constellations.

This book would be a great gift for aspiring astronauts or space lovers of any age! Thank you NetGalley and National Geographic for the advanced chapter sampler. All opinions are my own.
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Stargazer's Atlas- chapter sampler- features some gorgeous photos of the sky and stars. I really love how many facts are put into this chapter! This book would be perfect for anyone interested in space.
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