The Astronomy Handbook: Guide to the Night Sky
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The Astronomy Handbook: Guide to the Night Sky

by Clare Gibson
     
 
Astronomy is a popular pastime, and one that is as rewarding with a pair of binoculars as with the latest high-tech telescopic equipment.

The Handbook of Astronomy begins with the history of astronomy - when many cultures believed the planets and stars were divine entities - and then examines the development of astronomy as a science - covering the

Overview

Astronomy is a popular pastime, and one that is as rewarding with a pair of binoculars as with the latest high-tech telescopic equipment.

The Handbook of Astronomy begins with the history of astronomy - when many cultures believed the planets and stars were divine entities - and then examines the development of astronomy as a science - covering the major findings and developments from the early days to the present.

The Handbook of Astonomy is the perfect introduction for beginners, and a useful reference guide for more exprerienced star gazers. It provides advice on what to look out for, when to look for it and provides guidance on equipment and recording your findings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760780978
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
05/30/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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