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The Cambridge atlas of astronomy, edited by Jean Audouze and Guy Israël

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The Cambridge atlas of astronomy
Title
The Cambridge atlas of astronomy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jean Audouze and Guy Israël
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
This new edition is an unrivalled source of information and images covering the whole of modern astronomy. Its 130 articles written by experts form an absorbing panorama of information arranged by topic. Almost every page of the Atlas is richly illustrated with colour photographs, maps, and detailed diagrams. This reference book commences with a survey of the Sun and the solar system, followed by the stars and the Galaxy, and concludes with the extragalactic universe and cosmology. For this edition there are entirely new sections on the planets Venus, Neptune and Pluto, solar system debris, black holes and collapsed stars, active galaxies, galaxy clusters and cosmology. Many photographs have been replaced by improved images from modern telescopes, including the Hubble Space Telescope. An elaborate 24-page glossary and index has been added to increase the ease with which this sumptuous and lavish encyclopedia can be used for quick reference. There are substantial changes throughout the section on the Solar System. The material on Venus is re-written, to take account of the spectacular Magellan mission. The Mars chapter now includes the Phobos results. In the outer solar system new results on the satellites of Jupiter and Saturn are included, as well as new photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope. There is also a new chapter on planetary climate change. The section on stars and the Galaxy now includes chapters on astrometry and protoplanetary systems, as well as many modifications to the existing texts on evolved stars
Cataloging source
ESU
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Grand atlas de l'astronomie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
  • photographs
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Audouze, Jean
  • Israël, Guy
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  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Galaxies
  • Physics
  • Stars
  • Universe
  • Constellations
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Stars
  • Galaxies
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Manned space flight
  • Constellations
Label
The Cambridge atlas of astronomy, edited by Jean Audouze and Guy Israël
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-446) and index
Contents
Introduction / Jacques Bersani -- Astronomy today / Jean Audouze -- The sun / Monique Arduini-Malinovsky -- The solar system / Guy Israël -- The stars and the galaxy / J. Audouze -- The extragalactic domain / J. Audouze -- The scientific perspective
Control code
ocm31398012
Dimensions
37 cm
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9780521434386
Lccn
gb 94098408
Other physical details
charts, illustrations (some color), maps, photographs (chiefly color)
System control number
(Sirsi) i0521434386
Label
The Cambridge atlas of astronomy, edited by Jean Audouze and Guy Israël
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-446) and index
Contents
Introduction / Jacques Bersani -- Astronomy today / Jean Audouze -- The sun / Monique Arduini-Malinovsky -- The solar system / Guy Israël -- The stars and the galaxy / J. Audouze -- The extragalactic domain / J. Audouze -- The scientific perspective
Control code
ocm31398012
Dimensions
37 cm
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9780521434386
Lccn
gb 94098408
Other physical details
charts, illustrations (some color), maps, photographs (chiefly color)
System control number
(Sirsi) i0521434386

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