The Moon in Close-up - a next generation astronomer's guide
Submitted: Friday, 20th May 2011 by Jenny Ball
Author: Dr John Wilkinson
The Moon in Close-up is a recent book written by Australian author, Dr John Wilkinson. It is part of the Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series published by Springer.
The book is in paperback and is very well presented with many illustration in colour as well as black and white.
The book contains six chapters but the last chapter is divided into 17 sections. The maps and photographs are all oriented so that south is up – just as the Moon appears in the southern hemisphere. All photographs have been sourced from the Lunar and Planetary Institute in the USA (linked to NASA).
Overall I recommend this book as one of the most useful for amateur astronomers. The book is a practical guide to observing the moon. It is most useful for people wanting information on the latest findings.
I brought my copy via amazon.com (online in USA for $35) as I found the price the best. It only cost $10 postage and I got my copy within 10 days. I also found copies can be brought through Fishpond.com ($48) and Booktopia ($58).
The Australian distributor is DA Direct. I would recommend people shop around online for the best price as they seem to vary.