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A dictionary of astronomy

Author: Ian Ridpath
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford paperback reference.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd ed. revView all editions and formats
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Covers everything from space exploration and the equipment involved, to astrophysics, cosmology, and the concept of time. The dictionary also includes biographical entries on eminent astronomers, as well as worldwide coverage of observatories and telescopes.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dictionary of astronomy.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011293756
(OCoLC)756278923
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Ridpath
ISBN: 9780191739439 019173943X
OCLC Number: 768490749
Notes: Revised edition of: Oxford dictionary of astronomy / edited by Ian Ridpath. 2007. 2nd ed.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: PREFACE; THE DICTIONARY; APPENDICES
Series Title: Oxford paperback reference.
Other Titles: Oxford dictionary of astronomy.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Ridpath.

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Completely revised and updated, this dictionary contains over 4,300 entries covering all aspects of astronomy. Written by an expert team of contributors under the editorship of Ian Ridpath, it is an  Read more...

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