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Patrick Moore's data book of astronomy

Moore, Patrick (Author). Rees, Robin. (Added Author). Moore, Patrick Data book of astronomy (Added Author).

Summary: "Packed with up-to-date astronomical data about the Solar System, our Galaxy and the wider Universe, this is a one-stop reference for astronomers of all levels. It gives the names, positions, sizes and other key facts of all the planets and their satellites; discusses the Sun in depth, from sunspots to solar eclipses; lists the dates for cometary returns, close-approach asteroids, and significant meteor showers; and includes 88 star charts, with the names, positions, magnitudes and spectra of the stars, along with key data on nebulae and clusters. Full of facts and figures, this is the only book you need to look up data about astronomy. It is destined to become the standard reference for everyone interested in astronomy"--

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  • ISBN: 9780521899352 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0521899354 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: print
    576 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.

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General Note: Rev. ed. of: The data book of astronomy : Bristol, UK ; Philadelphia, PA : Institute of Physics Pub., c2000.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Machine generated contents note: 1. The Solar System; 2. The Sun; 3. The Moon; 4. Mercury; 5. Venus; 6. Earth; 7. Mars; 8. The asteroid belt; 9. Jupiter; 10. Saturn; 11. Uranus; 12. Neptune; 13. Beyond Neptune: the Kuiper Belt; 14. Comets; 15. Meteors; 16. Meteorites; 17. Glows and atmospheric effects; 18. The stars; 19. Stellar spectra and evolution; 20. Extrasolar planets; 21. Double stars; 22. Variable stars; 23. Stellar clusters; 24. Nebulae; 25. The Galaxy; 26. The evolution of the Universe; 27. The constellations; 28. The star catalogue; 29. Telescopes and observatories; 30. Non-optical astronomy; 31. The history of astronomy; 32. Astronomers; 33. Glossary; Index.
Subject: Astronomy Handbooks, manuals, etc

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