Astronomy: a self-teaching guide

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Wiley, Feb 24, 2004 - Nature - 343 pages
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"A lively, up-to-date account of the basic principles of astronomy and exciting current field of research."-Science Digest
For a quarter of a century, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has been making students and amateur stargazers alike feel at home among the stars. From stars, planets and galaxies, to black holes, the Big Bang and life in space, this title has been making it easy for beginners to quickly grasp the basic concepts of astronomy for over 25 years. Updated with the latest discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics, this newest edition of Dinah Moché's classic guide now includes many Web site addresses for spectacular images and news. And like all previous editions, it is packed with valuable tables, charts, star and moon maps and features simple activities that reinforce readers' grasp of basic concepts at their own pace, as well as objectives, reviews, and self-tests to monitor their progress.
Dinah L. Moché, PhD (Rye, NY), is an award-winning author, educator, and lecturer. Her books have sold over nine million copies in seven languages.

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This book is just as informative as an astronomy class. I checked it out at the library and liked it so much that I had to own it. It is an excellent start for any beginner. Overstock had the best ... Read full review

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Astronomy, Dinah L. Moche 2004. Flat, one dimensional writing, coupled with a healthy dose of mathematical equations make Dinah Moche's' 'Astronomy' perfectly cumbersome for the casual reader, yet ... Read full review

Contents

List of Tables
1
Understanding the Starry Sky
5
Light and Telescopes
30
Copyright

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

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