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The Handy Astronomy Answer Book (Handy Answer Books)

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Publisher Comments:

From planetary movements and the exploration of our solar system to black holes and dark matter, this comprehensive reference simplifies all aspects of astronomy with an approachable question-and-answer format. With chapters broken into various astronomical studies—including the universe, galaxies, planets, and space exploration—this resource is an ideal companion for students, teachers, and amateur astronomers, answering more than 800 questions, such as Is the universe infinite? What would happen to you if you fell onto a black hole? What are the basic concepts of Einstein's special theory of relativity? and Who was the first person in space?

Book News Annotation:

Rather than just collecting a bunch of facts about the universe, this introductory text seeks to replace the stodgy image of science with an "unquenchable impulse" to ask and answer questions. Liu (astrophysics, City U. of New York's College of Staten Island/ American Museum of Natural History) answers some 1,000 basic questions about the nature of the universe. Color images are from the Hubble Telescope, Mariner 10, and other space probes. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Charles Liu is a professor of astrophysics at the City University of New York's College of Staten Island, an associate with the Hayden Planetarium, and department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He received the 2001 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award for his book One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578591930
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Subject:
Astronomy
Author:
Liu, Charles
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Second edition
Series:
The Handy Answer Book Series
Publication Date:
20081001
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.75 x 6.75 in 1.00 lb

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