Each of the planets in the Solar System is illustrated and described in detail while the often complex process of locating planets in the night sky is made as simple as possible with unique charts and diagrams. For those new to astronomy a highly visual introduction explains many of the basic concepts and offers expert advice on the best methods and equipment for observation. This title includes a concise glossary that explains any scientific and technical terms used.
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Stars and Planets is a sturdy, thorough field guide for amateur astronomers. The book's first section is a general introduction to astronomy. A solar system primer and constellation catalog are followed by a month-by-month night sky guide. Filled with clear, easy-to-read star charts, photos, and diagrams, this is the perfect starter for beginning astronomers, and a handy reference for those with a little more experience. You'll find information on stargazing equipment, a glossary of terminology, and the history of each cosmic feature's discovery. Like all the Eyewitness Handbooks, this one will be a terrific addition to your family science library. --Therese LittletonFrom the Back Cover:
"A concise and beautifully illustrated guide to the sky's best sights, and to the science behind them."--Mitchell Begelman, author of Turn Right at Orion: Travels through the Cosmos
"Ridpath and Tirion are an unbeatable team. Ridpath writes concisely and movingly about the sky, and Tirion's charts are beautifully done and easy to follow. This is a superb guide to the night sky."--David H. Levy, author of Shoemaker by Levy (Princeton) and co-discoverer of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
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Descripción Dorling Kindersley, U.K., 2002. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. A new book with minimal shelf wear from the bookstore at the cover. A fabulous pocket guide for the stars and planets and the night sky. With a long introduction and several chapters of related issues, all written in simple language, it is a perfect guide for both beginners and for pros for a quick reference. Full of color photos and a semi hard cover, it is the clearest, most accessible guide to observing and understanding the night sky. Packed with easy-to-use charts and diagrams for accurate identification of all constellations, stars and planets. Nº de ref. de la librería 000457
Descripción Dorling Kindersley, 2000. Vinyl Bound. Estado de conservación: New. DK Handbook: Stars and Planets Brand new item sourced directly from publisher. Packed securely in tight packaging to ensure no damage. Shipped from warehouse on same/next day basis. Nº de ref. de la librería 1111-9780751327120