Astronomy

ISBN-10: 0471265187
ISBN-13: 9780471265184
Edition: 6th 2004 (Revised)
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Description: Explore the fascinating night sky with this acclaimed astronomy selfteaching guideFrom stars, planets, and galaxies to black holes, the Big Bang, and life in space, this new edition of Astronomy brings the wonders of the cosmos to life. Offering a  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Explore the fascinating night sky with this acclaimed astronomy selfteaching guideFrom stars, planets, and galaxies to black holes, the Big Bang, and life in space, this new edition of Astronomy brings the wonders of the cosmos to life. Offering a unique, successful selfteaching format, this practical, userfriendly guide makes it easy for you to quickly grasp the basic principles of astronomy and build gradually on what you have learned.Updated with the latest discoveries and graphics, this new guide by awardwinning author Dinah Moché features:Frontier twentyfirstcentury research into black holes, active galaxies, and quasarsNew Web site addresses throughout for the best astronomy onlineRemovable Star and Moon maps for fun stargazingA review of the latest ground and space telescopesUptodate star, constellation, and astronomical dataObjectives, reviews, and selftests to monitor your progressThis complete, new edition is all any student or amateur stargazer needs to understand and appreciate the wonders of the universe. You can use the book alone or with a conventional textbook, Internetbased or distancelearning course, computer software, telescope manual, or as a handy reference.Praise for previous editions of Astronomy" One of the best ways by which one can be introduced to the wonders of astronomy. "---- The Strolling Astronomer"Excellent . . . provides stimulating reading and actively involves the reader in astronomy."---- The Reflector

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
Periodicals
Directories
Books
Career Information
Almanacs, Observing Guides, and Star Atlases
Organizations
Astronomy and Space Online
Appendixes
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
Spring Skies
Summer Skies
Autumn Skies
Winter Skies
Moon Map

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