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A question and answer guide to astronomy, Carol Christian,Space Telscope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA, Jean-Rene Roy, Laval University, Quebec, Canada

Label
A question and answer guide to astronomy
Title
A question and answer guide to astronomy
Statement of responsibility
Carol Christian,Space Telscope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA, Jean-Rene Roy, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • Are we alone in the Universe? Was there anything before the Big Bang? Are there other universes? What makes stars shine? Where does Earth's water come from? Why is the night sky dark? Was there ever life on Mars? How do telescopes work? This engaging guide book answers all these questions and hundreds more, making it a practical reference for anyone who has ever wondered what is out in the cosmos, where it all comes from, and how it all works. Richly illustrated in color throughout, it gives simple yet rigorous explanations in non-technical language, summarizing current astronomical knowledge, without overlooking the important underlying scientific principles. This second edition includes substantial new material throughout, including the latest findings from the New Horizons, Rosetta, and Dawn space missions, and images from professional telescopes such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array. Provides concise, informative answers to basic questions spanning planets, stars, the Universe, and the tools astronomers use. Makes widespread use of color graphics and photos, to ensure the book is attractive and, more importantly, to help aid understanding. Written by two astronomers experienced in teaching and working with the public, the content is detailed and rigorous, while remaining approachable for a broad range of people -- Provided by publisher
  • Contains 250 questions and answers about astronomy, particular for the amateur astronomer
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bely, Pierre-Yves
Dewey number
520
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB52
LC item number
.B45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Christian, Carol
  • Roy, Jean-René
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
Label
A question and answer guide to astronomy, Carol Christian,Space Telscope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA, Jean-Rene Roy, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published 2008 as 250 réponses à vos questions sur l'astronomie"--T.p. verso
  • "English translation published 2010, revised 2016"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sky viewed from Earth -- The Earth and moon system -- The sun and the solar system -- Stars and stellar systems -- Galaxies and the universe -- Life in the universe -- Amateur astronomy and citizen science -- Telescopes -- Unit conversion and basic physical and astronomical measurements
Control code
ocn957656460
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xiv, 344 pages
Isbn
9781316615263
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016040127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957656460
Label
A question and answer guide to astronomy, Carol Christian,Space Telscope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA, Jean-Rene Roy, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
Publication
Note
  • "First published 2008 as 250 réponses à vos questions sur l'astronomie"--T.p. verso
  • "English translation published 2010, revised 2016"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sky viewed from Earth -- The Earth and moon system -- The sun and the solar system -- Stars and stellar systems -- Galaxies and the universe -- Life in the universe -- Amateur astronomy and citizen science -- Telescopes -- Unit conversion and basic physical and astronomical measurements
Control code
ocn957656460
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xiv, 344 pages
Isbn
9781316615263
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016040127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957656460

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