McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Astronomy

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Astronomy

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Baker & Taylor
Explains basic terms and theories of astronomy, looks at tools and techniques for obtaining astronomical data, and describes the characteristics of stars, planets, and other heavenly bodies

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This comprehensive reference examines a wide range of advances in current scientific knowledge, dealing with various aspects of the solar system, the Milky Way Galaxy, and the universe. With some 250 entries, it describes promising new techniques in astronomy and also includes material based on observations gained from the use of a new generation of astronomical satellites and powerful earth-based missiles. While most of the articles are taken directly from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 7th ed. (1992), some were written specifically for the present volume, and many others are revised or rewritten, providing coverage of important new developments, such as the discovery of fluctuations in the cosmic background radiation. Includes 16 color plates. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c1993
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780070453142
Characteristics: 531 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Parker, Sybil P.
Pasachoff, Jay M.


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