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Glenn Chaple's Observing Basics: A historical perspective

July 2010: Classic guides penned a century ago can greatly enhance your astronomy library.
July 2010 classic books
Classic books like The Friendly Stars, Astronomy with an Opera-Glass, and Astronomy with the Naked Eye are great additions to any astronomy library.
Michael E. Bakich library
"What more gracious day's progress in beauty could there be than to travel with the eye from the cheerful hepaticas dotting the soft ground ... to the round, white, silent blossoms of the dogwood fringing the late April woods and thence, when evening falls, to the bright yet gentle light of Arcturus in the sky, announcing the end of the purple twilight."

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