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The Resource Astronomy for dummies, by Stephen P. Maran, PhD

Astronomy for dummies, by Stephen P. Maran, PhD

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Astronomy for dummies
Title
Astronomy for dummies
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by Stephen P. Maran, PhD
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Language
eng
Summary
Your updated guide to exploring the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow introduction to exploring the night sky. Plus, this new edition also comes with chapter quizzes online to help your understanding. For as long as people have been walking the earth, those people have looked up into the night sky and wondered about the nature of the cosmos. Without the benefit of science to provide answers, they relied on myth and superstition to help them make sense of what they saw. Lucky for us, we live at a time when regular folks, equipped with nothing more than their naked eyes, can look up into the night sky and gain admittance to infinite wonders. If you know what to look for, you can make out planets, stars, galaxies, and even galactic clusters comprising hundreds of millions of stars and spanning millions of light-years. Whether you're an amateur astronomer, space enthusiast, or enrolled in a first year astronomy course, Astronomy For Dummies gives you a reason to look into the heavens. Includes updated schedules of coming eclipses of the Sun and Moon and a revised planetary appendix Covers recent discoveries in space, such as water on the Moon and Pluto's demotion from "planet" status Collects new websites, lists of telescope motels, sky-watching guides, and suggestions for beginner's telescopes and suppliers Provides free online access to chapter quizzes to help you understand the content Ever wonder what's out there in the big ol' universe? This is the book for you!
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PABRO
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Maran, Stephen P
Dewey number
520
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB44.3
LC item number
.M37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
For dummies, a Wiley brand
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  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Space sciences
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Astronomy for dummies, by Stephen P. Maran, PhD
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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BRDBD17242045
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
4th edition.
Extent
xi, 368 pages
Isbn
9781119374244
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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(Sirsi) i9781119374244
Label
Astronomy for dummies, by Stephen P. Maran, PhD
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD17242045
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
4th edition.
Extent
xi, 368 pages
Isbn
9781119374244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781119374244

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