Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Astronomy

Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Astronomy

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Baker & Taylor
An illustrated guide to the universe offers appoximately thirteen hundred cross-referenced entries, complemented by hundreds of color illustrations taken from space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and other major observatories on Earth and in space.

Cambridge Univ Pr
Beautifully-illustrated dictionary; an essential guide to the universe for astronomers of all ages.
This lavishly illustrated new dictionary written by an experienced writer and consultant on astronomy provides an essential guide to the universe for amateur astronomers of all ages. Around 1300 carefully selected and cross-referenced entries are complemented by hundreds of beautiful colour illustrations, taken from space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and other major observatories on Earth and in space. Distinguished stellar illustrator Wil Tirion has drawn 20 new star maps especially for inclusion here. A myriad of named astronomical objects, constellations, observatories and space missions are described in detail, as well as biographical sketches for 70 of the most luminous individuals in the history of astronomy and space science. Acronyms and specialist terms are clearly explained, making for the most thorough and carefully assembled reference resource that teachers and enthusiasts of astronomy will ever need.

Blackwell North Amer
This illustrated new dictionary, written by an experienced writer and consultant on astronomy, provides an essential guide to the universe for amateur astronomers of all ages. It can be used both as a comprehensive reference work, and as a fascinating compendium of facts to dip into.
Around 1300 carefully selected and cross-referenced entries are complemented by hundreds of beautiful color illustrations, taken from space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and other major observatories on Earth and in space. Distinguished stellar illustrator Wil Tirion has drawn 20 new star maps especially for inclusion here. A myriad of named astronomical objects, constellations, observatories, and space missions are described in detail, as well as biographical sketches for 70 of the most luminous individuals in the history of astronomy and space science. Acronyms and specialist terms are clearly explained, making for the most thorough and carefully assembled reference resource that teachers and enthusiasts of astronomy will ever need.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780521823647
0521823641
Branch Call Number: 520.3 MIT
520.3 MIT
Characteristics: vi, 397 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps, ports. ; 24 cm

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An illustrated guide to the universe offers appoximately thirteen hundred cross-referenced entries, complemented by hundreds of color illustrations taken from space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and other major observatories on Earth and in space.


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