The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astronomy, 2e

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astronomy, 2e

by Christopher DePree Ph.D
     
 

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Astronomy is an ancient science on the cutting edge. Although it's been around for over 5,500 years, astronomers say that we have learned more than 90 percent of what we know in only the last 50 years--a disproportionate amount in just the past decade. Each new year seems to yield more information than the last, not to mention advances in the technology for acquiring

Overview

Astronomy is an ancient science on the cutting edge. Although it's been around for over 5,500 years, astronomers say that we have learned more than 90 percent of what we know in only the last 50 years--a disproportionate amount in just the past decade. Each new year seems to yield more information than the last, not to mention advances in the technology for acquiring it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101221945
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Sold by:
DK
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
1,029,648
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Christopher De Pree, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, where he teaches physics and astronomy. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996. Professor De Pree is the Director of Bradley Observatory and author of numerous scientific articles on the topic of massive star formation. He is co-author of Recent Advances and Issues in Astronomy (Greenwood Press, 2001).

Alan Axelrod, Ph.D., is the author of more than 20 books, including three Complete Idiot's Guides®, Patton on Leadership: Strategic Lessons for Corporate Warfare (Prentice Hall Press, 1999), and Elizabeth I, CEO: Strategic Lessons from the Leader Who Built an Empire (Prentice Hall Press, 2000). A resident of Atlanta, Georgia, he holds a Ph.D. in American Literature and Culture from the University of Iowa.

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