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On the cutting edge of cosmology...
Updated and revised, this third edition covers new advances and discoveries and is repositioned to focus more on provocative cosmology topics. Highlights include the latest news regarding the possibility of life on Mars, images of newly discovered extrasolar planets and asteroid flybys, the latest information on the Big Bang, the latest speculation on the possibility of extraterrestrial life, the most up-to-date information and images from current missions, and NASA's next steps.
"CIG to Astronomy, 2e"0028641981
"The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Astronomy, 2E" is the most comprehensive astronomy book for beginners, covering: the history of space exploration, our solar system, galaxy, and beyond, tools of the trade-including equipment available for amateurs, and exciting, controversial topics such as the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and the Big Bang theory.
Covers various aspects of astronomy, including an orientation of the night sky, a brief history of astronomy, tips on buying a telescope, and information on stars, planets, black holes, galaxies, and the Big Bang Theory.
About the Author
'Christopher De Pree, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Agnes Scott College where he teaches physics and astronomy. He is the Director of Bradley Observatory and author of numerous scientific articles on the topic of massive star formation.
Alan Axelrod, Ph.D., is the author of more than twenty books, including three Complete Idiot\'s Guides, Patton on Leadership: Strategic Lessons for Corporate Warfare, and Elizabeth I, CEO: Strategic Lessons from the Leader Who'