The Astronomy Book

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465470719
Size: 40.68 MB
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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

Author: Philip C. Plait
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471422075
Size: 68.30 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
Size: 51.82 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Author: Kathi Wagner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1605501743
Size: 44.85 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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!

The General History Of Astronomy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521242568
Size: 54.16 MB
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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
Size: 46.91 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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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
Size: 34.84 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

A History Of Astronomy

Author: Anton Pannekoek
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486659941
Size: 78.18 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.