A dictionary of astronomy /

Additional authors: Ridpath, Ian.
Published by : Oxford University Press, (Oxford :) Physical details: viii,536p. : ill. ; 20cm. ISBN:0192115960 (pbk) :; 9780192115966.
Subject(s): Astronomy -- Dictionaries.
Year: 1997
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Reference Items British Council Library
520.3 (Browse shelf) 1 Not for loan

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

From black hole to white dwarf, this is the most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of astronomy available. Written by an expert team of contributors under the editorship of Ian Ridpath, it will be invaluable to students, professionals, and amateur astronomers seeking a comprehensivesource of helpful information. 4,000 entries from astrophysics and cosmology to galaxies and time Major entries include Big Bang theory, comet, eclipse, Magellanic Clouds, Mars, quasar, radio telescope, relativity, and variable stars Up-to-date coverage includes space missions and recently named Solar System objects World-wide coverage of telescopes and observatories Biographical entries on eminent astronomers from Copernicus to Edwin Hubble

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface
  • A Dictionary of Astronomy
  • Appendices

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