The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astronomy, 2E

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DK Publishing, Aug 1, 2001 - Science - 464 pages
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Astronomy is an ancient science on the cutting edge. Although it's been around for over 5,500 years, astronomers say that we have learned more than 90 percent of what we know in only the last 50 years--a disproportionate amount in just the past decade. Each new year seems to yield more information than the last, not to mention advances in the technology for acquiring it.

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User Review  - br77rino - LibraryThing

A good representation of the state of astronomy, that's a little repetitious at times (I believe this is due to multiple authors and overlapping topics). It gave the overview that I wanted, and in a ... Read full review

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CHRISTOPHER G. De PREE is director of the Bradley Observatory and Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia. De Pree studies massive star formation in the Milky Way Galaxy, and uses radio telescopes to image regions of space that are so deeply embedded in dense clouds that they are undetectable with optical telescopes.

Alan Axelrod has a Ph.D. in English and is the author of numerous books including The Penguin Dictionary of American Folklore, The Macmillan Dictionary of Military Biography, Encyclopedia of the American West, and What Every American Should Know About American History. Previously, he served as publishing executive with the Henry Francis Winterthur Museum, Van Nostrand Reinhold, Abbeville Press, and Turner Publishing.

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