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Held up by the heliopause? Floored by the flatness problem? Intimidated by MACHOs? With the Cambridge Astronomy Dictionary you'll no longer be defeated by such astronomical jargon! These and 3,200 additional words, names, and abbreviations used in amateur and professional astronomy, are clearly and concisely defined. Entries include information from modern and classical astronomy, including:
  • A comprehensive selection of specialist terms
  • All the constellations, planets, and moons of the solar system
  • Comets, stars, asteroids, nebulae, and galaxies
  • Telescopes, observatories, spacecraft, and space missions

    Published internationally as The Penguin Dictionary of Astronomy, it is considered the classic reference work in its field. This edition has been completely revised and includes many new entries. Anyone involved with astronomy, either professionally or as a hobby, will find the Cambridge Astronomy Dictionary a handy and invaluable reference. Jacqueline Mitton's interest in astronomy began when she was a child and she had her first telescope as a teenager. She graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in physics, then obtained her PhD in astronomy at the University of Cambridge. In 1989 she became the Press Officer of the Royal Astronomical Society. She is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a member of the International Astronomical Union, and a Member of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. She is the author or co-author of 16 astronomy books and writes for both children and adults.

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    Handy and invaluable reference book for anyone involved with astronomy, either professionally or as a leisure interest.

    Synopsis:

    Anyone involved with astronomy, either professionally or as a leisure interest, will find this dictionary a handy and invaluable reference book. Over 3,000 words, names and abbreviations encountered in amateur and professional astronomy, are explained clearly and concisely in a style that is authoritative but accessible. In addition to a comprehensive selection of specialist terms, entries include all the constellations, all the planets and moons of the solar system, many individual comets, stars and asteroids, observatories and spacecraft.

    Synopsis:

    Held up by heliopause? Floored by the flatness problem? Never be defeated again by astro-jargon, as this edition defines over 3,000 words, names, and abbreviations used in modern and classic astronomy. Illustrations.

    About the Author

    Jacqueline Mitton's interest in astronomy began when she was a small child and she had her first telescope as a teenager. She graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in physics, then obtained her PhD in astronomy at the University of Cambridge. In 1989 she became the Press Officer of the Royal Astronomical Society. She is the author or co-author of 16 astronomy books published since 1978, and writes for both children and adults. Her recent books include The Scholastic Encyclopedia of Space (with Simon Mitton, 1999), Pluto and Charon (with Alan Stern, Wiley, 1997 & 1999) and Zoo in the Sky (National Geographic, 1998).

    Table of Contents

    Preface; The dictionary; Further reading; Tables.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780521804806
    Author:
    Mitton, Jacqueline
    Publisher:
    Cambridge University Press
    Location:
    Cambridge, U.K.
    Subject:
    Reference
    Subject:
    Dictionaries
    Subject:
    Astronomy
    Subject:
    Dictionaries - General
    Subject:
    Astronomy - General
    Subject:
    Science Reference-General
    Edition Description:
    Trade paper
    Series Volume:
    2
    Publication Date:
    20010131
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Grade Level:
    Professional and scholarly
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    57 b/w illus. 7 tables
    Pages:
    468
    Dimensions:
    5.98x9.01x1.04 in. 1.50 lbs.

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    "Synopsis" by , Handy and invaluable reference book for anyone involved with astronomy, either professionally or as a leisure interest.
    "Synopsis" by , Anyone involved with astronomy, either professionally or as a leisure interest, will find this dictionary a handy and invaluable reference book. Over 3,000 words, names and abbreviations encountered in amateur and professional astronomy, are explained clearly and concisely in a style that is authoritative but accessible. In addition to a comprehensive selection of specialist terms, entries include all the constellations, all the planets and moons of the solar system, many individual comets, stars and asteroids, observatories and spacecraft.
    "Synopsis" by , Held up by heliopause? Floored by the flatness problem? Never be defeated again by astro-jargon, as this edition defines over 3,000 words, names, and abbreviations used in modern and classic astronomy. Illustrations.
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