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Smithsonian Handbooks: Stars & Planets
     

Smithsonian Handbooks: Stars & Planets

by Ian Ridpath, Dorling Kindersley Publishing (Manufactured by)
 

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Authoritative text, charts and diagrams, photographs, and a systematic approach make DK's Smithsonian Handbooks: Stars and Planets the most comprehensive and concise pocket guide to observing the night sky.

Each planet is illustrated and described in detail, with location charts and diagrams and a month-by-month guide to interesting features of the

Overview

Authoritative text, charts and diagrams, photographs, and a systematic approach make DK's Smithsonian Handbooks: Stars and Planets the most comprehensive and concise pocket guide to observing the night sky.

Each planet is illustrated and described in detail, with location charts and diagrams and a month-by-month guide to interesting features of the night sky. All 88 constellations are examined, along with objects they contain, such as notable stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. For those new to astronomy, a highly visual introduction explains many basic concepts and offers expert advice on the best methods and equipment for observation.

This book is one of a series covering plants, animals, and other natural phenomena from around the world and is published in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789489883
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
09/05/2002
Series:
Smithsonian Handbooks Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
217,250
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

What People are Saying About This

David H. Levy
Ridpath and Tirion are an unbeatable team. Ridpath writes concisely and movingly about the sky,and Tirion's charts are beautifully done and easy to follow. This is a superb guide to the night sky.
Mitchell Begelman
A concise and beautifully illustrated guide to the sky's best sights,and to the science behind them.

Meet the Author

Ian Ridpath is an amateur astronomer whose writings and broadcasts have established him as one of the world's leading authorities on astronomy. He is the editor of Norton's Star Atlas and the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy.

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