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A Question and Answer Guide to Astronomy

A Question and Answer Guide to Astronomy

by Pierre-Yves Bely, Carol Christian, Jean-Rene Roy
     
 

ISBN-10: 052118066X

ISBN-13: 9780521180665

Pub. Date: 05/15/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Are we alone in the Universe? Was there anything before the Big Bang? Are there other universes? What are sunspots? What is a shooting star? Was there ever life on Mars? This book answers the fascinating questions that we have been asking ourselves for hundreds of years. Using non-technical language, the authors summarize current astronomical knowledge, taking care

Overview

Are we alone in the Universe? Was there anything before the Big Bang? Are there other universes? What are sunspots? What is a shooting star? Was there ever life on Mars? This book answers the fascinating questions that we have been asking ourselves for hundreds of years. Using non-technical language, the authors summarize current astronomical knowledge, taking care to include the important underlying scientific principles. Plentiful color illustrations, graphs and photographs lend further weight to their simple yet meticulously written explanations. An extensive bibliography allows you to pursue or recap on the subjects that rouse your particular interest. Dip in to discover and learn fascinating facts about our Solar System and the Universe beyond!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521180665
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2010
Pages:
294
Sales rank:
1,070,881
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Stars; The Solar System; The Earth; The Moon; Celestial phenomena; The Universe; Life in the Universe; History of astronomy; Telescopes; Amateur astronomy; Bibliography; References; Index.

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