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Astronomy (Wiley Self-Teaching Guide Series): A Self-Teaching Guide / Edition 5
     

Astronomy (Wiley Self-Teaching Guide Series): A Self-Teaching Guide / Edition 5

by Dinah L. Moche
 

ISBN-10: 0471383538

ISBN-13: 9780471383536

Pub. Date: 06/23/2000

Publisher: Wiley

Feel at home among the stars with this acclaimed astronomy self-teaching guide . . .

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

"One of the best ways by which one can be introduced to the wonders of astronomy."-The Strolling Astronomer

"Excellent . . . provides stimulating

Overview

Feel at home among the stars with this acclaimed astronomy self-teaching guide . . .

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

"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

From stars, planets, and galaxies to the mysteries of black holes, the Big Bang, and the possibility of life on other planets, this new edition of Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide brings the fascinating night sky to life for every student and amateur stargazer.

With a unique self-teaching format, Astronomy clearly explains the essentials covered in an introductory college-level course. Written by an award-winning author, this practical guide offers beginners an easy way to quickly grasp the basic principles of astronomy.

To help you further appreciate the wonders of the cosmos, this book also includes:

• Star and Moon maps that identify objects in the sky

• Objectives, reviews, and self-tests that monitor your progress

• Simple activities that help you to test basic principles at your own pace

Updated with the latest discoveries, new photographs, and references to the best astronomy Web sites, this newest edition of Astronomy imparts an extraordinary appreciation of the elegant beauty of the universe.

Over 2 Million Wiley Self-Teaching Guides in Print

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471383536
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/23/2000
Series:
Wiley Self-Teaching Guides Series , #152
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List 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?

Epilogue

Useful Resources

Periodicals

Online Directories

Books by Dinah Moché

Career Information

Almanacs, Observing Guides, and Star Atlases

Organizations

Astronomy and Space Online

Appendixes

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

Index

Star and Moon Maps Back of Book

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