Astronomy: A Visual Guide

Astronomy: A Visual Guide

by Mark Garlick
ISBN-10:
1554074606
ISBN-13:
9781554074600
Pub. Date:
02/01/2009
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
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Overview

Astronomy: A Visual Guide

Astronomy provides a survey of science's growing understanding of space, including facts on space research and space probes. Packed with stunning images and diagrams, the book features:

  • A wide variety of heavenly phenomenas, including distant stars, the planets of the solar system, comets and shooting stars, eclipses and black holes.
  • Vivid cross-sections of the planets with concise descriptions and a chart of their relative distance from the sun.
  • Spectacular photographs from the world's finest observatories and space-based cameras, many further expertly clarified by digital graphics.
  • Easy-to-read monthly sky maps with symbols to identify open and globular star clusters, galaxies and planetary nebulae.
  • Labeled and diagrammed constellations.
  • Profiles of nebulae, clusters and galaxies.
  • Pictographs showing whether viewings require binoculars or a telescope.

Astronomy is a highly recommended, fascinating and easy-to-use illustrated reference for amateur astronomers of all levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554074600
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction

Searching the heavens
The Solar System
Stars, galaxies and celestial light
The night sky
The universe
Factfile

Glossary
Index

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