Stars and Planets: The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and the Solar System (Fully Revised and Expanded Edition)

Stars and Planets: The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and the Solar System (Fully Revised and Expanded Edition)

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by Ian Ridpath, Wil Tirion
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691135568

ISBN-13: 9780691135564

Pub. Date: 01/03/2008

Publisher: Princeton University Press

In this new edition of their classic work, Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion illuminate the night sky as never before, providing novice stargazers and professional astronomers alike with the most comprehensive and authoritative celestial field guide available. With superb color sky charts, diagrams, or photographs on almost every page, and clear and engaging writing,

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In this new edition of their classic work, Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion illuminate the night sky as never before, providing novice stargazers and professional astronomers alike with the most comprehensive and authoritative celestial field guide available. With superb color sky charts, diagrams, or photographs on almost every page, and clear and engaging writing, Stars and Planets is the most user-friendly and informative guide to the night sky. The product of more than twenty years' collaboration between one of the world's leading astronomy writers and the world's foremost celestial mapmaker, the new Stars and Planets features a slightly larger (but still compact) size, a more spacious and attractive design, and much new material, including more information on galaxies and star types. Simply put, Stars and Planets is indispensable. Don't leave home—at night—without it.

  • Detailed charts covering all 88 constellations in the Northern and Southern hemispheres
  • Data and notes on all bright stars and other objects of interest
  • Detailed Moon maps and descriptions of the main lunar features
  • Tips on choosing and using binoculars and telescopes, to suit any budget
  • The only guide to provide annual planetary data as a downloadable Web resource


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691135564
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/03/2008
Series:
Princeton Field Guides Series
Edition description:
Fully Revised and Expanded
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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Anonymous 10 months ago
I had the 2002 edition of the book. I expected that this edition would contain more valuable information. In fact, it contains less information and one less planet. I am very disappointed by this edition. I do not recommend it if you are interested in information on planets.