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A dictionary of astronomy / Ian Ridpath

By: Ridpath, Ian.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Oxford paperback reference. Publisher: Oxford Oxford University press 1997Description: 536 s.ISBN: 0192115960.Subject(s): Naturvetenskap | AstronomiOther classification: Ua(x) | Ua
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From black hole to white dwarf, this is the most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of astronomy available. Written by an expert team of contributors under the editorship of Ian Ridpath, it will be invaluable to students, professionals, and amateur astronomers seeking a comprehensivesource of helpful information.4,000 entries from astrophysics and cosmology to galaxies and timeMajor entries include Big Bang theory, comet, eclipse, Magellanic Clouds, Mars, quasar, radio telescope, relativity, and variable starsUp-to-date coverage includes space missions and recently named Solar System objectsWorld-wide coverage of telescopes and observatoriesBiographical entries on eminent astronomers from Copernicus to Edwin Hubble

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface
  • A Dictionary of Astronomy
  • Appendices