The Astronomy Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465470719

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 4264

An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos-from ancient times to the present day. From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain almost 100 big astronomical ideas. Covering the biographies of key astronomers through the ages such as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking, The Astronomy Book details their theories and discoveries in a user-friendly format to make the information accessible and easy to follow.

Bad Astronomy

Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax"

Author: Philip C. Plait

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471422075

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 698

Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait, who is the world s leading consumer advocate for quality science in space and on Earth. This important contribution to science will rest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy access the next time an astrologer calls." --Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Borderlands of Science "Philip Plait has given us a readable, erudite, informative, useful, and entertaining book. Bad Astronomy is Good Science. Very good science..." --James "The Amazing" Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, and author of An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural "Bad Astronomy is a fun read. Plait is wonderfully witty and educational as he debunks the myths, legends, and 'conspiracies that abound in our society. 'The Truth Is Out There' and it's in this book. I loved it!" --Mike Mullane, Space Shuttle astronaut and author of Do Your Ears Pop in Space?

The Astronomy Book

Author: Jonathan Henry

Publisher: Master Books

ISBN: 9781893345614

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 51

View: 3054

These five study guides, available for each book in the Wonders of Creation series, are comprehensive and invaluable for teaching settings. With terms, short answer questions, discussion questions and activity ideas, each guide will enhance the learning experience.

The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book

Blast into outer space with stellar facts, intergalactic trivia, and out-of-this-world puzzles

Author: Kathi Wagner,Sheryl Racine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605501743

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9148

Explore the galaxies! Aliens, space ships, and constellations, oh my! Ride on a rocket ship to another galaxy with this stellar book. With The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book, astronomers-in-training will learn: How galaxies like the Milky Way were built. Why the sun's surface is 20,000-50,000-degrees Fahrenheit. Why the earth spins and how gravity works. What comets and asteroids are made of and how they affect planets. The truth about the man in the moon. Why Mars is so hot and what those rings around Saturn are. What scientists think about aliens and life in outer space If you want to build a sky-watching kit or change your room into a small universe, this book will take you on a journey that is out-of-this-world!


Author: Kristen Lippincott

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756606558

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 8408

Looks at the history of astronomy, identifies important astronomers, and summarizes what is known about the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars.

The General History of Astronomy

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521242568

Category: Astronomy

Page: N.A

View: 8125

This volume concerns the birth of modern astrophysics, the growth of astronomical institutions, and the development of instrumentation.


Author: Stuart Atkinson

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780746013618

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1394

Introduces the solar system, the planets, the universe, telescopes, and the development and future of the science of astronomy.

Firefly Astronomy Dictionary

Author: John Woodruff

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552978375

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 4218

Filled with fascinating encyclopedia articles and fetching color photographs, this comprehensive cross-referenced guide to the universe includes hundreds of illustrations, one thousand up-to-date entries, thirty-five tables, and short bios of Ptolemy, Galileo, Johann Kepler, Copernicus, and Edwin Hubble, among others. Original.

Practical Astronomy

Containing a Description of the Solar System; the Doctrine of the Sphere; the Principal Problems in Astronomy, Illustrated with Many Examples. Together with Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon, and Primary Planets

Author: Alexander Ewing

Publisher: N.A


Category: Spherical astronomy

Page: 371

View: 9325


A History of Astronomy

Author: Anton Pannekoek

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486659941

Category: Science

Page: 521

View: 1691

Well-balanced, carefully reasoned study covers such topics as Ptolemaic theory, work of Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Eddington's work on stars, much more. Illustrated. References.

Astronomy Quiz Book

Author: V.Chandran

Publisher: Pustak Mahal

ISBN: 9788122303667


Page: 199

View: 6224

Twinkle twinkle little star/How I wonder what you are --- this simple nursery rhyme epitomises mankind's natural sense of curiosity and interests in the science of stars and planets and the the entire physical universe. Astronomy is one of the most interesting science that has always fascinated the mankind. It is also one of the oldest science. This exciting quiz book on astronomy is packed with enough quizzes, lists, and definitions to please even the most ardent quiz buff. Plus, there are explanations and insights into how stars were formed, and where our small planet stands in the scheme of this vast universe. Hundreds of questions on a variety of topics related to astronomy; things you knew, didn't know (and thought you knew but didn't!) You'll never have a dull moment with this extraordinary compendium of fascinating facts, interesting information, and tantalizing trivia.

Using SI Units in Astronomy

Author: Richard Dodd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504401

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 4715

A multitude of measurement units exist within astronomy, some of which are unique to the subject, causing discrepancies that are particularly apparent when astronomers collaborate with researchers from other disciplines in science and engineering. The International System of Units (SI) is based on seven fundamental units from which other units may be derived, but many astronomers are reluctant to drop their old and familiar systems. This handbook demonstrates the ease with which transformations from old units to SI units may be made. Using worked examples, the author argues that astronomers would benefit greatly if the reporting of astronomical research and the sharing of data were standardized to SI units. Each chapter reviews a different SI base unit, clarifying the connection between these units and those currently favoured by astronomers. This is an essential reference for all researchers in astronomy and astrophysics, and will also appeal to advanced students.


A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe

Author: Terence Dickinson

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 1552093026

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 3441

Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets

Astronomy: A Physical Perspective

Author: Marc L. Kutner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521529273

Category: Science

Page: 582

View: 9085

A comprehensive introduction to astronomical objects and phenomena, for undergraduate students.