Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Seventh Edition [NOOK Book]

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Here is the popular, self-instructional text that explains basic principles of astronomy and space exploration.

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Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Seventh Edition

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Overview

 

Here is the popular, self-instructional text that explains basic principles of astronomy and space exploration.

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What People Are Saying

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"A lively, up-to-date account of the basic principles of astronomy and exciting current fields of research."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470481462
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/22/2009
  • Series: Wiley Self-Teaching Guides , #190
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 235,971
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Dinah L. Moché, 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.
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Table of Contents

List of Tables xv

Introduction Cosmic View 1

Chapter 1 Understanding the Starry Sky 5

Chapter 2 Light and Telescopes 31

Chapter 3 The Stars 65

Chapter 4 The Sun 95

Chapter 5 Stellar Evolution 121

Chapter 6 Galaxies 146

Chapter 7 The Universe 181

Chapter 8 Exploring the Solar System 201

Chapter 9 The Planets 229

Chapter 10 The Moon 270

Chapter 11 Comets, Meteors, and Meteorites 293

Chapter 12 Life on Other Worlds? 314

Epilogue 334

Useful Resources and Web Sites

Periodicals: Print and Online 335

Databases 335

Books by Dinah L. Moché 336

Career Information 336

Almanacs, Observing Guides, and Star Atlases 337

Organizations 337

Stunning Color Images and News Online 338

Appendixes

1. The Constellations 341

2. Physical and Astronomical Constants 343

3. Measurements and Symbols 344

4. Periodic Table of the Elements 346

5. The Nearest Stars 348

6. The Messier Objects 349

Index 352

Star and Moon Maps Back of Book

Spring Skies

Summer Skies

Autumn Skies

Winter Skies

Moon Map

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Great!

    I really enjoy this book. I've learned a lot from it, and it's taught me a lot I didn't already know. I'm a beginner and I found this information to be very useful.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    A Very Basic Book

    This book is an introduction to astronomy at about the junior high level. If that's what you're looking for, then it will work fine, but if you want something more advanced and substantial you should look elsewhere.

    B&N requires a star rating, so I gave it 4. It's not a bad book for what it does, but it doesn't teach what I was hoping it would.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    Love it -

    Informing for beginners.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    sounds cool,but I haven't read it yet

    Never read it,sounds cool

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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