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Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition

Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition

by Dinah L. Moché

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Now in full color and thoroughly revised, this perennial bestseller is the most comprehensive and successful beginner's astronomy books in the market.
"One of the best ways by which one can be introduced to the wonders of astronomy." —The Strolling Astronomer
For a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner's guide has been completely revised to bring it up to date with the latest discoveries. Updated with the latest, most accurate information, new online resources, and more than 100 new graphics and photos, this Eighth Edition features:
  • Website addresses throughout for the best color images and astronomy resources online
  • Technical ideas made simple without mathematics
  • A beautiful updated full-color, glossy insert with spectacular images
  • An interactive format with learning goals, reviews, self-tests, and answers for fast learning

  • Related collections and offers

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781630266141
    Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
    Publication date: 07/22/2014
    Sold by: Barnes & Noble
    Format: NOOK Book
    Pages: 388
    Sales rank: 466,102
    File size: 35 MB
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    About the Author

    Dinah L. Moché, Ph.D., is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the City University of New York. An award-winning author and lecturer, her books have sold over ten million copies in seven languages.

    Table of Contents

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    Introduction Cosmic View 
    Chapter 1 Understanding the Starry Sky 
    Chapter 2 Light and Telescopes 
    Chapter 3 The Stars 
    Chapter 4 The Sun 
    Chapter 5 Stellar Evolution 
    Chapter 6 Galaxies 
    Chapter 7 The Universe 
    Chapter 8 Exploring the Solar System 
    Chapter 9 The Planets 
    Chapter 10 The Moon 
    Chapter 11 Comets, Meteors, and Meteorites 
    Chapter 12 Life on Other Worlds? 
    Useful Resources and Web Sites

    Periodicals: Print and Online


    Books by Dinah L. Moché

    Career Information

    Almanacs, Observing Guides, and Star Atlases


    Stunning Color Images and News Online


    1. The Constellations 2. Physical and Astronomical Constants 3. Measurements and Symbols 4. Periodic Table of the Elements 5. The Nearest Stars 6. The Messier Objects

    Star and Moon Maps

    Spring Skies
    Summer Skies
    Autumn Skies
    Winter Skies
    Moon Map

    Customer Reviews