Universe and How to See It: A Practical Guide to Viewing and Understanding the Night Sky

Universe and How to See It: A Practical Guide to Viewing and Understanding the Night Sky

by Giles Sparrow
     
 

View the illuminating night skywith the naked eye, binoculars, or a small telescope. Here's a new approach to learning the science behind celestial phenomena using stunning photographs, clear explanations, and practical guidelines.  See more details below

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View the illuminating night skywith the naked eye, binoculars, or a small telescope. Here's a new approach to learning the science behind celestial phenomena using stunning photographs, clear explanations, and practical guidelines.

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Publishers Weekly
Reader's Digest presents The Universe and How to See It: A Practical Guide to Viewing and Understanding the Night Sky, Giles Sparrow's accessible survey of the firmament as seen from terra firma. With color photographs and illustrations on every page (300 all together), the book starts with the solar system, its smallest area of concern, and proceeds through the Milky Way and beyond to other galaxies. Sparrow (DK Space Encyclopedia) decodes constellation and sky maps, explains the origins and development of our galaxy and its contents, describes different galactic formations (elliptical galaxies, colliding galaxies, etc.) in short, he imparts a comprehensive essential grasp of astronomy. Serious amateur astronomers will be on cloud nine. (Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762103485
Publisher:
Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.37(w) x 11.56(h) x 0.94(d)

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