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Ridpath, Ian

Overview
Works: 197 works in 643 publications in 4 languages and 24,536 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks, manuals, etc  Dictionaries  Juvenile works  Atlases  Popular works  Encyclopedias  Charts, diagrams, etc  Guidebooks  Maps 
Roles: Editor, Other, Contributor, Creator, Collaborator
Classifications: QB14, 520
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ian Ridpath
Stars and planets by Ian Ridpath ( Book )
45 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 3,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers information about all eighty-eight constellations of the Northern and Southern skies and provides simple star charts for easy identification
A dictionary of astronomy by Ian Ridpath ( )
59 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 2,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In some 4,000 concise, up-to-date entries, this dictionary cuts a clear path through the maze of complex technical language, offering full, clear definitions drawn from all aspects of astronomy. Here are succinct definitions for the Big Bang theory, comets, eclipses, Magellanic Clouds, Mars, quasar, relativity, and variable stars. Entries on telescopes and other measuring devices, observatories, space missions, and recently named Solar System objects show how astronomers have explored the universe. The Dictionary also provides biographical entries on eminent astronomers from Copernicus to Edwin Hubble." "A Dictionary of Astronomy opens a window on the universe for amateur astronomers everywhere."--Jacket
Norton's star atlas and reference handbook, epoch 2000.0 by Arthur P Norton ( Book )
39 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 2,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"First published in 1910, coinciding with the first of two appearances by Halley's Comet during the book's life, Norton's owes much of its legendary success to its unique maps, arranged in slices known as gores, each covering approximately one-fifth of the sky. Every star visible to the naked eye under the clearest skies - down to magnitude 6.5 - is charted along with star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Extensive tables of data on interesting objects for observation accompany each of the precision drawn maps. Preceding the maps is the unique and authoritative reference handbook covering time-keeping and positional measurements on the celestial sphere; the Sun, Moon and other bodies of the Solar System; telescopes and other equipment for observing and imaging the sky; and stars, nebulae and galaxies. Throughout, succinct fundamental principles and practical tips guide the reader into the night sky. The appendices Units and Notation, Astronomical Constants, Symbols and Abbreviations, and Useful Addresses complete what has long been the only essential reference for the stargazer." "Now presented more accessibly than ever before, the text and tables of the 20th edition have been revised and updated to take account of the new and exciting developments in our observation of the cosmos. The redesigned star maps offer outstanding legibility, in the living room or under a red light in the dark outdoors."--BOOK JACKET
The monthly sky guide by Ian Ridpath ( Book )
39 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This sixth edition of this guide to the night sky is fully revised and updated for planet positions and forthcoming eclipses up to the end of the year 2007
Astronomy by Ian Ridpath ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an overview of astronomy, providing information on the solar system, galaxies, stars, meteors, comets, and the technology that enhances the understanding of the science of space
The Illustrated encyclopedia of astronomy and space by Ian Ridpath ( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and Polish and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Facts on File stars & planets atlas by Ian Ridpath ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An overview of the solar system, including such topics as the earth and other planets, the sun, moon, asteroids, comets, meteors, and black holes
The illustrated encyclopedia of the universe ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Universe offers a complete guide to our discovery and understanding of the Universe, exploring all the facets that make up this fascinating but complex subject." "Written by many of the world's leading experts in the field, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Universe combines authority and integrity with real accessibility, covering every aspect of the subject, from the first tentative explanations of Earth's place in the Universe, right through to the latest developments in quantum theory and space technology. Enhanced by hundreds of breathtaking photographs, illustrations, and diagrams, the encyclopedia offers a comprehensive, easy-to-use and visually dramatic book - an essential guide to interested readers of all levels."--BOOK JACKET
Messages from the stars : communication and contact with extraterrestrial life by Ian Ridpath ( Book )
4 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Facts on File atlas of stars and planets : a beginner's guide to the universe by Ian Ridpath ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An atlas of stars and planets with information on the constellations, photographs from space probes, diagrams and maps, and space stamps from around the world
Star tales by Ian Ridpath ( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grade level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, e, i, s
Cambridge astronomy dictionary ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over 1000 clear and up-to-date entries, extensively cross-referenced. 50 diagrams and 30 tables. From aberration to zodiacal light, all the frequently used expressions are clearly defined. Brief biographies of over 100 famous astronomers (including Hale, Hawking, Holye and Hubble). Includes major observatories such as Palomar and Kitt Peak. A compact dictionary at an introductory level. Invaluable reference for active observers and armchair enthusiasts
Universe guide to stars and planets by Ian Ridpath ( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains northern and southern hemisphere sky charts, monthly sky charts, and text explaining the history of each of the 88 constellations. Also includes information on the planets
Worlds beyond : a report on the search for life in space by Ian Ridpath ( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Space by Ian Ridpath ( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines stars, planets, galaxies, and other parts of the universe and describes man's efforts to explore space
Longman illustrated dictionary of astronomy & astronautics : the terminology of space by Ian Ridpath ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collins pocket guide to stars and planets by Ian Ridpath ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Previously entitled 'Collins Pocket Guide Stars and Planets', this classic guide to the night sky enters its fourth edition as part of the authoritative 'Collins Guide' series
Secrets of space by Ian Ridpath ( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the planets of our solar system, the behavior of stars, and milestones in space exploration
The stars by Ian Ridpath ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes what stars are and how man has learned about them. Also examines star groups, star types, the life of a star, flashing stars, black holes, and presents puzzles of space
The concise handbook of astronomy by Ian Ridpath ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ridpath, Ian 1947-...
Ridpath, Ian William 1947-
リドパス, アイアン
リドパス, イアン
Languages
English (292)
Arabic (3)
Spanish (1)
Polish (1)
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