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Astronomy : a visual guide

Author: Ian Ridpath; Giles Sparrow; Carole Stott
Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ridpath, Ian.
Astronomy.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2018
(OCoLC)1046981879
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Ridpath; Giles Sparrow; Carole Stott
ISBN: 9780241373712 0241373719
OCLC Number: 1081173084
Notes: Issued in slipcase.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (352 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
Contents: 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 --
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 --
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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