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The ever-changing sky : a guide to the celestial sphere

Author: James B Kaler
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive and uniquely non-mathematical guide to spherical astronomy and the changing night sky.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James B Kaler
ISBN: 0521499186 9780521499187 0521380537 9780521380539
OCLC Number: 59391471
Description: xix, 495 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. The Earth and the celestial sphere; 2. The moving Earth and the travelling observer; 3. The orbital motion of the Earth; 4. Stars and constellations; 5. Precession, nutation, and aberration; 6. Time; 7. Sunrise and sunset; 8. Positions in the sky and on Earth; 9. The Moon; 10. Tides, eclipses, and calendars; 11. The planets; 12. The small bodies of the solar system; 13. Light and atmosphere; Appendices: I. Graphs and tables; II. Star maps; III. Trigonometric relationships; IV. Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: James B. Kaler.

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'To write a book about spherical astronomy without confusing the non-specialist is far from easy; to do so without using any but the most elementary mathematics is indeed a daunting task. James Kaler Read more...

 
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