A Dictionary of Astronomyby Ian Ridpath
Covering more than 3,000 astronomical terms, ranging from methods, instruments, and equations to famous astronomers, satellites, and stars, this book is an ideal reference for students, professionals, and astronomy buffs. Each definition uses accessible vocabulary, eliminating the need for another dictionary to decipher explanations. Arranged in a glossary format with a paragraph defining each term, this thorough dictionary also includes 40 line drawings to illustrate complex equipment and ideas. Definitions of scientific terms from related fields such as physics, astronautics, and environmental sciences are also provided, highlighting modern developments and emphasizing historical importance.
Meet the Author
Ian Ridpath has been a full-time writer, broadcaster, and lecturer on astronomy and space since 1972. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, he has written numerous trade books on aspects of astronomy, including the longest-standing star atlas in print.
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