The Observer's Books were a series of small, pocket-sized books, published by Frederick Warne & Co in the United Kingdom from 1937 to 2003. They covered a variety of topics including hobbies, art, history and wildlife. The aim of these books was to interest the observer and they have also been popular amongst children.
"During the past few years there has been a tremendous increase in popular interest in astronomy, This title is published in answer to the many requests for this subject to be added to the Observer series, and also to further the interest in astronomy. Written by one of the leading authorities on the subject, well known to the layman for his regular appearances on television, this book will not only introduce the beginner to astronomy, but will interest all those who wish to have a useful reference book on the subject. In a clear and concise manner, Patrick Moore describes the stars visible at each season of the year, and in separate chapters deals with the sun, moon and planets, together with such irregular occurrences as aurorae, comets and shooting stars. The recent development of space-rockets is also included. The book is not designed solely for readers in the northern hemisphere, and will be of equal use to those living south of the equator. Illustrated with 14 full-colour plates, 50 black-and-white plates and numerous text diagrams.".
Our copy is a 1964 reprint.
Excellent pages, some edge and D/J wear.