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Peterson First Guide To Astronomy (Peterson First Guides)

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Synopsis:

A basic field guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars, constellations, and other bodies in outer space.

About the Author

'Wil Tirion, is this generation\'s foremost celestial cartographer.Jay M. Pasachoff is the Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and director of the Hopkins Observatory at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Professor Pasachoff has done extensive research on the solar corona at total eclipses and has been on 29 eclipse expeditions. He has also used a wide variety of telescopes around the world. He is the author of popular textbooks on astronomy and on other science subjects. He has twice been chair of the Astronomy Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is the chair of the Working Group on Eclipses of the International Astronomical Union and the U.S. national representative to the IAU\'s Commission on the Teaching of Astronomy.Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world\'s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson Field Guides®are credited with helping to set the stage for the environmental movement.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395935422
Editor:
Peterson, Roger Tory
ill.:
Brickman, Robin,
Illustrator:
Tirion, Wil; Brickman, Robin
Editor:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Author:
Tirion, Wil
Author:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Author:
Pasachoff, Jay M.
Author:
Brickman, Robin
Author:
Pasachoff
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Astronomy - Star Guides
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Stars
Subject:
Star Observation
Subject:
Constellations
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Peterson First Guides(R)
Series Volume:
1092
Publication Date:
August 1998
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
65 color photos, 24 color sky maps.
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.25 x 3.75 in 0.31 lb
Age Level:
from 11

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A basic field guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars, constellations, and other bodies in outer space.
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