McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy

by McGraw-Hill, McGraw-Hill Staff
     
 
Derived from the world-renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, this vital reference offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, convenient, quick-find format. Whether you're a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with an interest in science, there is no better or more authoritative way to stay

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Derived from the world-renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, this vital reference offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, convenient, quick-find format. Whether you're a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with an interest in science, there is no better or more authoritative way to stay up-to-speed with the current language of astronomy or gain an understanding of its key ideas and concepts.

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First published in 1997...this revised edition offers approximately 2,800 entries in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and aerospace engineering as it relates to space exploration. It has the standard features of any reputable dictionary: succinct and clear definitions, pronunciations, cross-references, and so on. The expected subfields of astronomy are all covered, including the constellations, the solar system, planetary moons, asteroids, galaxies, interstellar nebulae, comets, and so on. It has a number of tables of data in the appendixes, including scientific units and conversion factors, eclipses, planets and their satellites, large telescopes, and more.

...The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy is perhaps most appropriate for academic and large public libraries as well as the personal collections of college students and faculty.

First published in 1997...this revised edition offers approximately 2,800 entries in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and aerospace engineering as it relates to space exploration. It has the standard features of any reputable dictionary: succinct and clear definitions, pronunciations, cross-references, and so on. The expected subfields of astronomy are all covered, including the constellations, the solar system, planetary moons, asteroids, galaxies, interstellar nebulae, comets, and so on. It has a number of tables of data in the appendixes, including scientific units and conversion factors, eclipses, planets and their satellites, large telescopes, and more.

...The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy is perhaps most appropriate for academic and large public libraries as well as the personal collections of college students and faculty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071410472
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/24/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.44(d)

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