Astronomy: The Definitive Guide

Astronomy: The Definitive Guide

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by Robert Burnham
     
 

Astronomy: The Definitive Guide is the perfect handbook for all who are interested in our place in the universe. Prepared under the direction of consultant editor Robert Burnham, the guide includes hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and sky maps that bring to life the intriguing subject of astronomy.

The guide is divided into two sections. See more details below

Overview

Astronomy: The Definitive Guide is the perfect handbook for all who are interested in our place in the universe. Prepared under the direction of consultant editor Robert Burnham, the guide includes hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and sky maps that bring to life the intriguing subject of astronomy.

The guide is divided into two sections. The first, "Discovering the Universe", explains our changing understanding of earth's place in the universe and provides an up-to-the-minute guide to astronomy today. It describes the main celestial bodies and explores the big questions raised by our evolving understanding of the universe. Also included is advice on selecting the most appropriate equipment for skywatching and tips on becoming a successful viewer.

The second section, "A Guide to Celestial Objects", is a field guide to the night sky. It includes hundreds of maps and photographs, with sections on the sun, moon and planets, stars, nebulas and galaxies, as well as monthly star charts and sky tours of both northern and southern hemispheres.

"Ten years from now, I expect many professional and amateur astronomers to trace their passion for the field back to this book."
—New Scientist, London

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760740866
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
03/15/2003
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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