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A companion to astronomy and astrophysics : chronology and glossary with data tables, Kenneth R. Lang

Label
A companion to astronomy and astrophysics : chronology and glossary with data tables
Title
A companion to astronomy and astrophysics
Title remainder
chronology and glossary with data tables
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth R. Lang
Title variation
Astronomy and astrophysics
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Astronomy and Astrophysics is a comprehensive, fundamental, up-to-date reference book. It is filled with vital information and basic facts for amateur astronomers and professional astrophysicists, and for anyone interested in the Universe, from the Earth and other planets to the stars, galaxies and beyond. Although serious and thorough, the language, and ideas will attract the general reader, as well as students and professionals." "Astronomy and Astrophysics consists of two main parts, a Timeline and a Dictionary. The Timeline is a concise history, arranged chronologically, which provides the complete story of cosmic discovery from early Chinese and Greek astronomy to the latest findings of modern astrophysics and robotic spacecraft. It provides a sense of destination and flow in our growing awareness of the Universe. Each entry in the unfolding narrative is written in a concise, light and friendly style, without being weighted down with incomprehensible specialized terms." "The Glossary defines all terms and acronyms related to our celestial science, from important concepts to individual objects and space missions. It is arranged alphabetically and complemented by numerous tables of fundamental data for luminous, well-studied cosmic objects, including the celestial coordinates required to observe them. Line drawings with clear labels and captions are also used to compact a scientific insight. A concise Index cross-references concepts, discoveries, ideas, people, history and time in both the Chronology and Glossary."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
STI
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Lang, Kenneth R
Dewey number
520.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB14
LC item number
.L36 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
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  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
Label
A companion to astronomy and astrophysics : chronology and glossary with data tables, Kenneth R. Lang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
Chronology : a concise history of cosmic discovery -- 2800 BC to 1600 AD. -- 1600 to 1700 AD. -- 1900 to 2010 AD -- Glossary with data tables
Control code
ocm70587818
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 375 p.
Isbn
9780387333670
Isbn Type
(e-isbn)
Lccn
2005937183
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)70587818
Label
A companion to astronomy and astrophysics : chronology and glossary with data tables, Kenneth R. Lang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
Chronology : a concise history of cosmic discovery -- 2800 BC to 1600 AD. -- 1600 to 1700 AD. -- 1900 to 2010 AD -- Glossary with data tables
Control code
ocm70587818
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 375 p.
Isbn
9780387333670
Isbn Type
(e-isbn)
Lccn
2005937183
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)70587818

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