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Description - Astronomy by DK

A complete visual guide to the universe
Take a look through the lens and discover the beauty and science of the magnificent world that is our night sky - and beyond.

From the 150km- (93 mile-) -wide impact craters on the Moon to Jupiter's Great Red Spot, a swirling storm that started in the 1600s, learn all about the history of astronomy. Find out about astronomical phenomena and take a visual tour of the Solar System, complete with stunning photography of the planets. This easy-to-follow book also makes use of clear graphics and annotations to explain the science behind the wonders of the sky.

A definitive month-by-month guide to the night sky, with profiles of all 88 constellations, over 100 star charts, and an almanac of astronomical events over the next decade, will help you to navigate your way around the night sky, and locate stars, galaxies, and other objects.

Featuring no-nonsense advice on how to observe the skies using the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes, Astronomy is the perfect guide for keen amateur astronomers, as well as a great reference book for the whole family.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780241317808
ISBN-10: 0241317800
Format: Hardback
(250mm x 210mm x 36mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - DK

Ian Ridpath is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, and lecturer on astronomy, having previously worked at the University of London Observatory. A fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, he is the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and Norton's Star Atlas, which is considered by many to be the amateur astronomer's bible. He has written or edited more than 40 books, including several standard guides to the night sky, and many articles on astronomy.

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