Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia: A comprehensive and authoritative A-Z guide to the Universe (Revised Edition)

Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia: A comprehensive and authoritative A-Z guide to the Universe (Revised Edition)

Patrick Moore


the recent Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia is likely one of the so much complete, authoritative and obtainable books on astronomy. in additional than 3000 alphabetically equipped articles and over 500 images and diagrams, it covers every thing and everybody from the Anglo-Australian Observatory to Fritz Zwicky. Its 464 pages contain a bunch of significant articles on matters comparable to our Galaxy, the solar and planets, optical and radio telescopes, stars, black holes, astrophysics, observatories, astronomical images, area programmes, the constellations and recognized astronomers. aiding those articles are shorter entries on planetary positive aspects and satellites, asteroids, observational ideas, comets, satellite tv for pc launchers, meteros, and topics as varied as existence within the Universe and the constitution of meteorites. rankings of tables record the brightest stars within the significant constellations, annual meteor showers, significant variable stars, dwarf stars, strength creation strategies within the solar, and different appropriate info. Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia is written by means of greater than a hundred prime astronomers from the world's universities and observatories, each one knowledgeable in a really expert box of data. they've got produced an up to date and trustworthy renowned reference paintings for 2001 and past.

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