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Astronomy is expanding almost as rapidly as the universe itself, and the proliferating scientific jargon can sometimes baffle even the most dedicated amateur. Now, in some 4,000 concise, up-to-date entries, this dictionary cuts a clear path through the maze of complex technical language, offering full, clear definitions drawn from all aspects of astronomy. Compiled by Ian Ridpath, a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and an expert team of contributors, A Dictionary of Astronomy contains the most recent entries from astrophysics and cosmology to galaxies and time.

Here are succinct definitions for the Big Bang theory, comets, eclipses, Magellanic Clouds, Mars, quasar, relativity, and variable stars. Entries on telescopes and other measuring devices, observatories, space missions, and recently named Solar System objects show how astronomers have explored the universe. The Dictionary also provides biographical entries on eminent astronomers from Copernicus to Edwin Hubble.

From black hole to white dwarf, and from spiral galaxies to solar waves, A Dictionary of Astronomy opens a window on the universe for amateur astronomers everywhere.

Book News Annotation:

Consists of 4,080 entries that define both common and highly technical terms used in the field of astronomy, describe celestial bodies, and review the accomplishments of notable space missions, astronomers, and physicists. The revised edition incorporates new terms, satellites, space probes, observatories, and telescopes. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Covering the most up-to-date space exploration missions and technological development, this authoritative dictionary explores topics ranging from astrophysics to galaxies and time.

Synopsis:

This revised edition contains 4,000 up-to-date entries written by an expert team of contributors, under the editorship of Ian Ridpath, renowned author and broadcaster. Covering the most recent space exploration missions and latest technological development, this authoritative dictionary covers everything from astrophysics to galaxies and time. World-wide coverage of observatories and telescopes, and major entries on supernova, Big Bang theory, and stellar evolution, make this an invaluable reference source for students, professionals, and amateur astronomers. Appendices include tables of Apollo lunar landing missions and the constellations. The entries are supported by numerous tables and diagrams, and the dictionary also features biographical entries on eminent astronomers.

About the Author

About the Author -

Ian Ridpath is a well-known writer and broadcaster on astronomy. He is the author of the Collins Guide to Stars and Planets and Monthly Star Guide, and editor of Norton's Star Atlas. A fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, he is a former editor of the magazine Popular Astronomy.

Table of Contents

Preface; A DICTIONARY OF ASTRONOMY; Appendices

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198605133
Editor:
Ridpath, Ian
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Ridpath, Ian
Author:
null, Ian
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference
Series Volume:
108-77
Publication Date:
20030918
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
48 figures
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 1.3 in 0.769 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Covering the most up-to-date space exploration missions and technological development, this authoritative dictionary explores topics ranging from astrophysics to galaxies and time.
"Synopsis" by , This revised edition contains 4,000 up-to-date entries written by an expert team of contributors, under the editorship of Ian Ridpath, renowned author and broadcaster. Covering the most recent space exploration missions and latest technological development, this authoritative dictionary covers everything from astrophysics to galaxies and time. World-wide coverage of observatories and telescopes, and major entries on supernova, Big Bang theory, and stellar evolution, make this an invaluable reference source for students, professionals, and amateur astronomers. Appendices include tables of Apollo lunar landing missions and the constellations. The entries are supported by numerous tables and diagrams, and the dictionary also features biographical entries on eminent astronomers.
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