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Unveiling the universe : an introduction to astronomy

Author: J E Van Zyl
Publisher: London ; New York : Springer, ©1996.
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Introduction to astronomy. Illus., quarto.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J E Van Zyl
ISBN: 3540760237 9783540760238
OCLC Number: 34515156
Language Note: Translation of: Ontsluier die heelal.
Description: xiii, 324 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The visible night sky --
The dawn of astronomy --
The formulation of laws --
Instruments --
Fundamental measurements --
Surveying the planets --
New planets, comets and meteors --
Exploring the solar system --
The sun --
Stars and double stars --
Variable stars --
The Milky Way galaxy --
Beyond the Milky Way --
From the Big Bang to the present --
Appendices (p. 273-313) : 1. Mathematical principles --
2. The 88 constellations (from Encyclopedia of astronomy by Colin Ronan [Hamlyn]) --
3. Stars for the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram (page 104) --
4. Masses and luminosities of double stars --
5. Galactic or open clusters --
6. Selected eclipsing binaries --
7. Selected variable stars --
8. Nebulae in the Milky Way --
9. Globular clusters --
10. Bright galaxies.
Other Titles: Ontsluier die heelal.
Responsibility: J.E. van Zyl.
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The illustrations - many of them colour photographs - animate the text, itself so clear and concise that it will fascinate readers of every discipline.Winner of the Rapportryers Prize for "most  Read more...

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