A Dictionary of Astronomy
The revised second edition of this established dictionary contains over 4,300 up-to-date entries on all aspects of astronomy. Compiled with the help of thirty-four expert contributors under the editorship of renowned author Ian Ridpath, the book covers everything from space exploration and the equipment involved, to astrophysics, cosmology, and the concept of time--plus biographical entries on eminent astronomers and worldwide coverage of observatories and telescopes. The appendices include tables of Apollo lunar landing missions, the constellations, and a table of planetary data. The entries have been fully revised and updated and fifty new entries have been added. The content is enhanced by web links which are regularly updated on a companion website.
A Dictionary of Astronomy
The second edition of this established dictionary contains over 4,200 up-to-date entries on all aspects of astronomy. Edited by renowned author and broadcaster Ian Ridpath, with the help of over 20 expert contributors, it covers everything from space exploration and the equipment involved, to astrophysics, cosmology, and the concept of time. The dictionary also features biographical entries on eminent astronomers, as well as worldwide coverage of observatories and telescopes. Appendices include tables of Apollo lunar landing missions and the constellations. Entries are supported by numerous tables and diagrams. The text has been fully revised and updated for the second edition, and includes information on new space missions, and ones that have come to fruition (such as the Huygens Probe). It also boasts entry-level web links and highlighted entries on topics sich as the Big Bang theory, black holes, galaxy evolution, and SETI. An invaluable reference source for students, professionals, amateur astronomers, and for space enthusiasts.
The Penguin Dictionary of Astronomy
A third edition of the title which contains the latest advances in the field of study. The dictionary has over 2,800 entries and encompasses classical and modern astronomy, giving the names of constellations, stars, galaxies, asteroids, comets, nebulae, and information on telescopes, observatories and space missions.
To understand the history, accomplishments, failures, and meanings of astronomy requires a knowledge of what has been said about astronomy by philosophers, novelists, playwrights, poets, scientists, and laymen. With this in mind, Astronomically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Astronomy and Physics serves as a guide to what has been said about astronomy through the ages. Containing approximately 1,550 quotations and numerous illustrations, this resource is the largest compilation of astronomy and astrophysics quotations published to date. Devoted to astronomy and the closely related areas of mathematics and physics, this resource helps form an accurate picture of these interconnected disciplines. It is designed as an aid for general readers with little knowledge of astronomy who are interested in astronomical topics. Students can use the book to increase their understanding of the complexity and richness that exists in scientific disciplines. In addition, experienced scientists will find it as a handy source of quotes for use in the classroom, in papers, and in presentations. A quick glance through the table of contents illustrates the variety of topics discussed. Readers can quickly and easily access the wit and wisdom of several hundred scientists, writers, philosophers, poets, and academics using the comprehensive indexes.
McGraw Hill dictionary of astronomy
Lists and explains terminology related to astronomy, providing synonyms, acronyms, and pronunciation for each entry, and covering such areas as planets and stars, comets, and aerospace engineering.
Dictionary of Astronomy and Astronautics
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Academic Dictionary Of Astronomy
The present publication is an up-to-date, authentic and comprehensive dictionary of astronomy, which recognizes archaeology is a field in its own right, with its own language, that terms and their and their definitions are important for professionals and students of astronomy. It aims to provide clear, concise, and correct definitions and descriptions of the terms used in astronomy. The terminology of all the branches of astronomy are included in this work. This work is designed to be a comprehensive reference tool for astronomy professionals, students and laymen interested in astronomy. It is earnestly hoped that it will be an authoritative source which one can turn with confidence for meaning and knowledge of the common, specialised and latest terms in astronomy and allied fields.
Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Astronomy
This lavishly illustrated new dictionary written by an experienced writer and consultant on astronomy provides an essential guide to the universe for amateur astronomers of all ages. Around 1300 carefully selected and cross-referenced entries are complemented by hundreds of beautiful colour illustrations, taken from space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and other major observatories on Earth and in space. Distinguished stellar illustrator Wil Tirion has drawn 20 new star maps especially for inclusion here. A myriad of named astronomical objects, constellations, observatories and space missions are described in detail, as well as biographical sketches for 70 of the most luminous individuals in the history of astronomy and space science. Acronyms and specialist terms are clearly explained, making for the most thorough and carefully assembled reference resource that teachers and enthusiasts of astronomy will ever need.