The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Amateur Astronomy

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Amateur Astronomy

Book - 2003
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The Cambridge Planetary Handbook is an invaluable reference text, bringing together key facts and data on the planets and their satellites, discoverers and researchers. It summarises many centuries' worth of data, from the earliest observations of the planets through to the most recent spaceprobe findings. The author discusses the history, mythology and theories of the main objects in our solar system, and provides a comprehensive information section with accurate and up-to-date data on the planets. The book contains excellent photography and explanatory illustrations, along with numerous historical drawings from Galileo, Huygens, Herschel and other astronomers. This book is a must for all astronomy enthusiasts, as well as academic researchers, students and teachers. Those unfamiliar with the sky will find this a user-friendly guide written in clear, non-technical language.
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
Characteristics: xii, 342 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm
ISBN: 0521632803 (hardback)
0521812984
Call Number: R 520.3 BAKICH

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CurlyWhirly
Dec 02, 2017

Containing the most recent data - This book on amateur astronomy is highly accurate, and is illustrated throughout with impressive colour images and graphics. It is an essential guide for both beginning stargazers and more advanced observers.

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