Astronomy : A Visual Guide

Astronomy : A Visual Guide

by Mark A. Garlick
     
 

Astronomy provides a survey of science's growing understanding of space, including facts on space research and space probes. Packed with stunning images and diagrams, the book features:

- A wide variety of heavenly phenomenas, including distant stars, the planets of the solar system, comets and shooting stars, eclipses and black holes.
- Vivid… See more details below

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Astronomy provides a survey of science's growing understanding of space, including facts on space research and space probes. Packed with stunning images and diagrams, the book features:

- A wide variety of heavenly phenomenas, including distant stars, the planets of the solar system, comets and shooting stars, eclipses and black holes.
- Vivid cross-sections of the planets with concise descriptions and a chart of their relative distance from the sun.
- Spectacular photographs from the world's finest observatories and space-based cameras, many further expertly clarified by digital graphics.
- Easy-to-read monthly sky maps with symbols to identify open and globular star clusters, galaxies and planetary nebulae.
- Labeled and diagrammed constellations.
- Profiles of nebulae, clusters and galaxies.
- Pictographs showing whether viewings require binoculars or a telescope.

Astronomy is a highly recommended, fascinating and easy-to-use illustrated reference for amateur astronomers of all levels.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901554074609
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Edition description:
NE

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Introduction


Searching the heavens

The Solar System

Stars, galaxies and celestial light

The night sky

The universe

Factfile


Glossary

Index

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