Item description for Stikky Night Skies: Learn 6 Constellations, 4 Stars, A Planet, A Galaxy, And How To Navigate At Night--in One Hour, Guaranteed (Stikky) by Laurence Holt...
Imagine yourself... - surprising your friends - charming a date - delighting your children - becoming an astronomy enthusiast - navigating in a survival situation - taking your first steps to discovering our place in the universe.
Stikky Night Skies uses a unique learning method to bring a fascinating topic to anyone with an hour to spare. We spent hundreds of hours with dozens of readers testing and refining it to be sure it will work for you.
Includes a comprehensive Next Steps section with guides to the top 12 night sky objects, stargazing equipment, observatories, clubs, free star maps, space and astronomy websites, and more.
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We give ten percent of the profits from this book to projects that use knowledge to help people in need worldwide.
For stargazers in the northern hemisphere.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 9" Height: 7" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2004
Publisher Laurence Holt Books
ISBN 1932974016 ISBN13 9781932974010
Availability 0 units.
More About Laurence Holt
Laurence Holt is a private pilot and a fanatic on the science of learning. He wrote software that became part of Microsoft Outlook, founded an international consulting business and grew it to 300 people, and created the Stikky series while on sabbatical in Umbria, Italy. The series won the AEP's Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing.
Reviews - What do customers think about Stikky Night Skies: Learn 6 Constellations, 4 Stars, A Planet, A Galaxy, And How To Navigate At Night--in One Hour, Guaranteed (Stikky)?
Learn what used to be common knowledge Sep 2, 2007
. Before the light pollution of the late twentieth-century, the stars and constellations were a fairly common part of western knowledge, and the ability to navigate by the stars was a universal skill. Much of that skill and knowledge is all but lost to the larger section of western society.
This book helps to reconnect with the environment without the use of portable electronic devices.
I was able to learn the "6 Constellations, 4 Stars, A Planet, A Galaxy, And How To Navigate At Night" (Okay, I already knew the big and little dippers and Polaris...so I had a head start.)
If you are curious about the stars and constellations, there is no easier way to learn them.
If you want astronomy pictures from NASA, look here: [http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html]
They make a great screen saver.
you can still learn at 60 Feb 9, 2007
What a wonderful book!!! My husband borrowed this book from a friend and after one night of use, we bought it. It is amazing how quickly you can learn the stars and constellations. They were not kidding when they said it only takes an hour...we are proof, at age 60, that it can be done!! Buy it, you won't be disappointed. Also great for kids
Stikky Night Skies is 'Bound' to work-Guaranteed! Aug 23, 2005
I just returned from a sailing holiday in the Florida Keys and took Stikky Night Skies with me - The book is fantastic. The first evening out under the stars I was able to lead a pretty comprehensive tour of the night sky from the cockpit.
I had read the reviews that mention a problem with the binding but had no problems. In correspondence with the publisher they explained that an earlier print run had been problematic which has now been fully resolved.
For anyone who has a copy with a binding issue they can be reached through their own web site Stikky Dot Com. They will happily replace any title with the a binding issue a per the guarantee on the back cover.
I highly commend this title to lovers of the outdoors, campers and sailors alike.
Easy way to learn to recognize constellations Feb 25, 2004
A simple but effective approach, "Stikky Night Skies" teaches the reader how to recognize six constellations, 4 major stars, a planet, and how to always determine north in the night sky. Besides showing the constellation pattern and describing how to recognize it the book contains multiple pages of actually night skies to practice on. After completing the book it is fairly simple to locate each of the constellations mentioned.
I did have one problem with the book. The gluing method used to attach the cover on my copy was of such poor quality that the cover came off with just one reading. Of course it can just be glued back on with good quality hot glue, but you would expect it to be of better quality from the beginning.
Other than this one caveat, if you want to know how to recognize a handful of constellations that you can use as a base to learn other ones, you can't go wrong with "Stikky Night Skies".
200 black pages with little white dots on it ... that's all? Sep 9, 2003
After all the reviews I read here I expected a lot more. Before I cover the content of this book let me tell you that the binding of this book is pittyful - it fell apart after the first indoor use. The printing quality appears to me like a cheap black and white newspaper print (no pictures or decent draws), just that the paper is somewhat thicker. The book consists only of black pages with wihte dots on it resembling stars. In one or two easy sentences on each page you are supposed to figure constellations. It works and in an hour you are about to find 5 or 6 constellations in the book. But for whom is this book made for??? Little kids?- No, nothing is explained about stars, solar system, universe etc. Just to find a few constellations won't hold up a kids interest for very long. The newbie astronomer? - NO. There is no explanation given to nothing. So it is not only that you know nothing about the basics of astronomy, it also fails to live up to it's own expectations. Most people will be surprised that they don't find the constellations they found so easily in the book. Thats because they've been told nothing about the seasonal constallations, the difference between the northern/southern hemisphere, no directions given where to find stuff, nothing about the rotation... So here comes my personal guess what this book is good for: If you wanna impress your girlfrind with your newly acquired skills and you want to take no effort... this is it. You just have to be lucky to be in the right place at the right time of the year ... and most importantly, she shouldn't ask any question like "What is this bright misty arc overhead?" , "Is a shooting star a fallen star?". Those questions will embarrasse you to nature, because you couldn't answer them from the content of this book. Honestly again, get yourself T. Dickinson's "Nightwatch" and you will find all constallations easily and constantly at any time of the year. You will know the answers to all the questions an interested rookie might ask himself.