Astronomy: a self-teaching guide (2nd edition)

The easy-to-understand guide that launches you into the universe of stars, galaxies, and possible life beyond earth. Incorporating discoveries and research, this book clearly explains the basic principles of astronomy and space exploration. There are the results of space missions - documented with photographs of exotic worlds never before seen by humans. Many illustrations clarify the technical ideas you need to understand topics from ancient astronomy to the latest astrophysical theories.

Special star maps help you identify celestial objects discussed in the book. Simple experiments let you test basic concepts at home using common materials. Objectives, self-tests, reviews, and practical exercises enable you to learn and enjoy astronomy at your own pace.

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Author(s)Dinah L. Moche
Age11-14, 14-16, 16-19, FE/HE
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