Books by Philip S. Harrington

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Astronomy For All Ages

The Deep Sky: An Introduction


The Illustrated Timeline of the Universe

The Space Shuttle

Star Ware, 4th edition

Star Watch

Touring the Universe Through Binoculars


Touring the Universe Through Binoculars

Chapter 1.  Why Binoculars?

Topics covered Chapter updates Recommended reading



Topics covered

  • The benefits of viewing the night sky using two eyes instead of only one.


Chapter 1 updates

  • None (so far)


Recommended reading




    Web sites

  • Best Binocular Reviews

    • Well researched site devoted to all aspects of binoculars, including reviews by the site's creator. His page on astronomical binoculars is of special interest.

  • Better View Desired

    • Designed specifically for birders, but with a lot of good advice for all binocular owners and purchasers.

  • Birding Binoculars and How They Work

    • Discusses binocular basics, including construction and features to look for when purchasing.

  • Optics4Birding Scorecard

    • Interesting way of evaluating up to four different binoculars side by side based on preferences and parameters.  Doesn't include all brands, but offers a good cross-section.