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A Dictionary of Astronomy (Oxford Paperback Reference)

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The revised second edition of this established dictionary contains over 4,300 up-to-date entries on all aspects of astronomy. Compiled with the help of thirty-four expert contributors under the editorship of renowned author Ian Ridpath, the book covers everything from space exploration and the equipment involved, to astrophysics, cosmology, and the concept of time--plus biographical entries on eminent astronomers and worldwide coverage of observatories and telescopes. The appendices include tables of Apollo lunar landing missions, the constellations, and a table of planetary data. The entries have been fully revised and updated and fifty new entries have been added. The content is enhanced by web links which are regularly updated on a companion website.

About the Author

Ian Ridpath is editor of Norton's Star Atlas, The Monthly Sky Guide, and many other titles.

Table of Contents

Preface

The Dictionary

Appendices

Apollo lunar landing missions

Main satellites of the planets

The constellations

The brightest stars

The nearest stars

The Messier objects

The Local Group of galaxies

An A to Z of variable star types

Table of planetary data

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199609055
Author:
Ridpath, Ian
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Reference | Subject area reference | Science
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w line drawings
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 1.3 in 0.85 lb

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