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Astronomy : a visual guide

Author: Ian Ridpath; Giles Sparrow; Carole Stott
Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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Provides a comprehensive guide to the universe, from craters on the Moon to Jupiter's Great Red Spot, and includes maps of the night sky, profiles of constellations, and tips on using binoculars and telescopes.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Ridpath; Giles Sparrow; Carole Stott
ISBN: 9781465473622 1465473629 0241317800 9780241317808
OCLC Number: 1046981879
Notes: Issued in slipcase.
Description: 352 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one. History. The beginnings of astronomy --
The rise of astrophysics --
Our place in the Universe --
Into orbit --
The race to the Moon --
Shuttles and stations --
Exploring the Solar System --
Unlocking the stars --
Pushing the limits. Part two. The Universe. Origins --
(The structure of the Universe --
The Big Bang --
The first stars and galaxies --
The expanding Universe --
The fate of the Universe) --
Phenomena --
(Star classification --
Stellar life cycles --
Multiple stars and clusters --
Variable stars --
Galaxies --
Planets of other stars) --
The Solar System --
(Our Solar System --
The Sun --
Mercury --
Venus --
Earth --
The Moon --
Mars --
Jupiter --
Saturn --
Uranus --
Neptune --
Pluto --
Comets and meteors --
Asteroids and meteorites). Part three. The Night Sky. Observation --
(The appearance of the sky --
Finding your way --
Starting observing --
Binoculars --
Telescope astronomy --
Astrophotography) --
The constellations --
(Mapping the sky --
Understanding the charts --
Guide to the constellations) --
Monthly sky guide --
Almanac.
Responsibility: Ian Ridpath ; additional contributors, Giles Sparrow and Carole Stott.

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Provides a comprehensive guide to the universe, from craters on the Moon to Jupiter's Great Red Spot, and includes maps of the night sky, profiles of constellations, and tips on using binoculars and telescopes.

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