I have had a copy of this atlas for many years. I love its simplicity, content and easy layout. It has been a constant outreach friend and quick resource when I'm out with the public as it is seen on my outreach resource table. I truly enjoy this guide except from its poor binding which breaks apart. This old copy was purchased in '96 and is well worn and barely held together with packing tape. The other thing is that the new addition does not have the same feel and layout as this one which was first published in '84.
Well sure enough I was able to locate a copy of the original from a private seller and at a wonderful price. It arrived Friday and is in totally new condition. This one will sit on my bed stand table for now and will be perused at night before sleepy time. What is with the Sidewalk Guy's connection with this guide? What about my old one? Should I take it apart and put the charts in page liners for my outreach binder? The thought of dismantling this well worn copy is troublesome. Can this pocket guide have a second life? Can this backyard astronomer outreach guy get over this?