Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

A Dictionary of Astronomy (Oxford Paperback…

A Dictionary of Astronomy (Oxford Paperback Reference)

by Ian Ridpath

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
541218,071 (3.58)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

actual edition needs checking
  grebrynod | Jul 11, 2013 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (5)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0198605137, Paperback)

This revised edition contains 4,000 up-to-date entries written by an expert team of contributors, under the editorship of Ian Ridpath, renowned author and broadcaster. Covering the most recent space exploration missions and latest technological development, this authoritative dictionary covers everything from astrophysics to galaxies and time. World-wide coverage of observatories and telescopes, and major entries on supernova, Big Bang theory, and stellar evolution, make this an invaluable reference source for students, professionals, and amateur astronomers. Appendices include tables of Apollo lunar landing missions and the constellations. The entries are supported by numerous tables and diagrams, and the dictionary also features biographical entries on eminent astronomers.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:12 -0400)

(see all 4 descriptions)

"This revised edition contains over 4,080 entries on current space exploration, astrophysics, and cosmology. Written by an expert team of contributors under the editorship of Ian Ridpath, it will be invaluable to students, professionals, and amateur astronomers seeking a comprehensive source of helpful information."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 avail.
4 wanted
1 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.58)
2.5 1
3 1
4 4

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 99,721,923 books! | Top bar: Always visible