Astronomy

ISBN-10: 0470230835
ISBN-13: 9780470230831
Edition: 7th 2009
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Description: A perennial bestseller--200,000 copies sold in previous editions--now extensively updatedFor a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner′s  More...

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List price: $19.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

A perennial bestseller--200,000 copies sold in previous editions--now extensively updatedFor a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner′s guide has been completely revised with over 100 new photos and illustrations, including a full-color insert; reviews of the newest telescopes and spacecraft; and an overview of the best astronomy Web sites. Packed with valuable tables, charts, and star and moon maps, this guide covers the essentials of an introductory college-level astronomy course, while letting self-learners proceed at their own pace.Dinah L. Moche, PhD (Rye, NY), is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the City University of New York and an award-winning author and lecturer. Her books have sold over ten million copies in seven languages.

Dinah L. Moch?, PhD, is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the City University of New York and an award-winning author and lecturer. Her books have sold more than ten million copies in seven languages.

List of Tables
Introduction Cosmic View
Understanding the Starry Sky
Light and Telescopes
The Stars
The Sun
Stellar Evolution
Galaxies
The Universe
Exploring the Solar System
The Planets
The Moon
Comets, Meteors, and Meteorites
Life on Other Worlds?
Epilogue
Useful Resources and Web Sites
Periodicals: Print and Online
Databases
Books
Career Information
Almanacs, Observing Guides, and Star Atlases
Organizations
Stunning Color Images and News Online
The Constellations
Physical and Astronomical Constants
Measurements and Symbols
Periodic Table of the Elements
The Nearest Stars
The Messier Objects
Index
Star and Moon Maps Back of Book
Spring Skies
Summer Skies
Autumn Skies
Winter Skies
Moon Map

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