Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide / Edition 6by Dinah L. Moche
Pub. Date: 01/09/2004
For a quarter of a century, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has been making students and amateur stargazers alike feel at home among the stars. From stars, planets and galaxies, to black holes, the Big Bang and life in space, this title
"A lively, up-to-date account of the basic principles of astronomy and exciting current field of research."-Science Digest
For a quarter of a century, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has been making students and amateur stargazers alike feel at home among the stars. From stars, planets and galaxies, to black holes, the Big Bang and life in space, this title has been making it easy for beginners to quickly grasp the basic concepts of astronomy for over 25 years. Updated with the latest discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics, this newest edition of Dinah Moch?'s classic guide now includes many Web site addresses for spectacular images and news. And like all previous editions, it is packed with valuable tables, charts, star and moon maps and features simple activities that reinforce readers' grasp of basic concepts at their own pace, as well as objectives, reviews, and self-tests to monitor their progress.
Dinah L. Moch?, PhD (Rye, NY), is an award-winning author, educator, and lecturer. Her books have sold over nine million copies in seven languages.
Table of ContentsList of Tables.
Introduction Cosmic View.
Chapter 1. Understanding the Starry Sky.
Chapter 2. Light and Telescopes.
Chapter 3. The Stars.
Chapter 4. The Sun.
Chapter 5. Stellar Evolution.
Chapter 6. Galaxies.
Chapter 7. The Universe.
Chapter 8. Exploring the Solar System.
Chapter 9. The Planets.
Chapter 10. The Moon.
Chapter 11. Comets, Meteors, and Meteorites.
Chapter 12. Life on Other Worlds?
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Almanacs, Observing Guides, and Star Atlases.
Astronomy and Space Online.
1. The Constellations.
2. Physical and Astronomical Constants.
3. Measurements and Symbols.
4. Periodic Table of the Elements.
5. The Nearest Stars.
6. The Messier Objects.
Star and Moon Maps.
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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.
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.
Informing for beginners.
Never read it,sounds cool