Firefly Astronomy Dictionary

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John Woodruff
Firefly Books, 2003 - Reference - 256 pages

Complete guide to astronomers and astronomical terms and theories.

The Firefly Astronomy Dictionary is an invaluable reference for understanding the major terms and theories used in astronomy. There are 1,000 up-to-date entries that are extensively cross-referenced. This dictionary also provides concise coverage of the many new developments in space exploration.

Two hundred color illustrations and 35 tables provide concise details about the planets and stars. Written in a style that is both interesting and accessible, its compact size is ideal for a handy reference and study guide. As well as defining scientific terms and explaining theories, the dictionary provides brief biographies of over 100 famous astronomers including Ptolemy, Galileo, Johann Kepler, Copernicus and Edwin Hubble. An appendix provides tables of symbols and mathematical units and calculations used in astronomy.

From aberration to Zwicky, the Firefly Astronomy Dictionary is an invaluable reference for active observers, armchair enthusiasts and students.

 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
4
Section 3
31
Section 4
56
Section 5
62
Section 6
83
Section 7
84
Section 8
86
Section 18
120
Section 19
131
Section 20
133
Section 21
137
Section 22
153
Section 23
160
Section 24
183
Section 25
184

Section 9
89
Section 10
90
Section 11
92
Section 12
95
Section 13
97
Section 14
105
Section 15
108
Section 16
113
Section 17
117
Section 26
198
Section 27
229
Section 28
238
Section 29
242
Section 30
248
Section 31
251
Section 32
253
Section 33
255
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