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A Dictionary of Astronomy (Oxford Paperback Reference)
by Ian Ridpath
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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.
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"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.
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