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Astronomy Demystified

ISBN-10: 0071384278

ISBN-13: 9780071384278

Edition: 2003

Authors: Stan Gibilisco

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This work aims to enable people with an interest in astronomy or aerospace engineering to get a grasp of fundamentals without formal training. Each chapter ends with a 10-question quiz, and each section includes a 50-question test.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 8/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 575
Size: 7.20" wide x 9.20" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 2.222

Stan Gibilisco is the author of several important scientific books, including Understanding Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics. While his primary interests are in technical and scientific fields, his passion has always been writing. He has worked as vice president of an electronic company and explains the exciting field of electronics in clear and complete terms. Gibilisco was born on September 26, 1953 in Birmingham, Ala. and educated at the University of Minnesota.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Sky
Coordinating the Heavens
Stars and Constellations
The Sky "Down Under"
The Moon and the Sun
Test: Part One
The Planets
Mercury and Venus
Mars
The Outer Planets
An Extraterrestrial Visitor's Analysis of Earth
Test: Part Two
Solar System Dynamics
Evolution of the Solar System
Major Moons of the Outer Planets
Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors
The Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Test: Part Three
Beyond Our Solar System
Stars and Nebulae
Extreme Objects in Our Galaxy
Galaxies and Quasars
Special and General Relativity
Test: Part Four
Space Observation and Travel
Optics and Telescopes
Observing the Invisible
Traveling and Living in Space
Your Home Observatory
Test: Part Five
Final Exam
Answers to Quiz, Test, and Exam Questions
Suggested Additional Reference
Index