Astronomy Manual, The Practical Guide To The Night Sky

B1612

……..an outstanding book that will appeal to aspirant astronomers through to highly experienced practitioners. As Sir Patrick Moore, in a highly appreciative Introduction, says he has learned something from the manual after a lifetime of devotion to the subject. To receive a commendation from a father of modern astronomy is hard to beat. The publishers have done a first rate job in producing a lavishly illustrated book that uses full colour throughout. It is one of those books where a review can rapidly run out of superlatives. Haynes developed their publishing reputation in producing manuals and that experience shows. The result is a book that a very wide readership will eagerly acquire. Very highly recommended

Aerospace & Defence

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The Dam Busters

B1611

Jonathan Falconer has returned to the Dam Buster story after two previous books. Inevitably, there is overlap with the earlier books, but this new review of an iconic bombing campaign is well worth reading. With a new publisher, the production and treatment is different and there is both new perspective, information and images. Most available photographs of the period are in black and white, but the author has made good use of the rare colour photographs that are available.

Aerospace & Defence

Broadly Guns

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Warrior to Dreadnought

Where Warrior was it the end of a five hundred year evolution of the wooden broadside battleship, Dreadnought was a revolution. From her, battleships evolved with super imposed turrets, larger calibre guns, stronger armour, spotter planes, and radar. The author has chosen well in timing his account to run from HMS Warrior to HMS Dreadnought. An excellent book, a good standard of reproduction and a fine selection of photographs and illustrations. Highly recommended.

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Broadly Boats

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