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Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition
ISBN: 9781620459904
 
 
 
 
   
 
  Category: Science & Math
 
  Description: 

For a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner’s guide has been completely revised to bring it up to date with the latest discoveries. A unique, successful self-teaching format makes it easy for you to quickly grasp basic principles, learn the main topics of a college-level course, and keep up with contemporary discoveries. The Index enables you to look up concepts, definitions, facts, and famous astronomers, fast. You can use the book alone as a handy reference or with a conventional textbook, Internet-based distance-learning course, homeschooling, computer software, or telescope manual. Updated with the latest, most accurate information and many new graphics and photos, this Eighth Edition features:

 

   ·Website addresses throughout for the best color images and astronomy resources online

   ·Technical ideas made simple without mathematics

   ·A beautiful new full-color, glossy insert with spectacular images

   ·An interactive format with learning goals, reviews, self-tests, and answers for fast learning

   ·Five beginners’ Star and Moon maps for fun stargazing