Distant Worlds

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The purpose of the book is to initiate the reader into the basic facts of astronomy. Ordinary facts with which you may be acquainted are couched here in unexpected paradoxes, or slanted from an odd and unexpected angle. The theme is, as far as possible, free from "terminology" and technical concepts that so often make the reader shy of books on astronomy. The book contains chapters relating to the Earth, the Moon and other planets. The author has concentrated on materials not usually discussed in works of this ...
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Overview

The purpose of the book is to initiate the reader into the basic facts of astronomy. Ordinary facts with which you may be acquainted are couched here in unexpected paradoxes, or slanted from an odd and unexpected angle. The theme is, as far as possible, free from "terminology" and technical concepts that so often make the reader shy of books on astronomy. The book contains chapters relating to the Earth, the Moon and other planets. The author has concentrated on materials not usually discussed in works of this nature. This book is written in a witty style and remains a reference for astronomy students around the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782917260159
  • Publisher: Prodinnova
  • Publication date: 1/17/2012
  • Pages: 82
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Yakov Perelman (1882-1942) was a Russian and Soviet science writer and author of many popular science books. He has been known by his popular, witty and quite scientific works on physics, astronomy and mathematics, which are, moreover written in a marvelous language and are very readable.
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