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Astronomy : Self-Teaching Guide

Astronomy : Self-Teaching Guide - 6th edition

Astronomy : Self-Teaching Guide - 6th edition

ISBN13: 9780471265184

ISBN10: 0471265187

Astronomy : Self-Teaching Guide by Dinah L. Moche - ISBN 9780471265184
Edition: 6TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
International: No
Astronomy : Self-Teaching Guide by Dinah L. Moche - ISBN 9780471265184

ISBN13: 9780471265184

ISBN10: 0471265187

Edition: 6TH 04

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Explore the fascinating night sky with this acclaimed astronomy self-teaching guide.

From stars, planets, and galaxies to black holes, the Big Bang, and life in space, this new edition of Astronomy brings the wonders of the cosmos to life. Offering a unique, successful self-teaching format, this practical, user-friendly guide makes it easy for you to quickly grasp the basic principles of astronomy and build gradually on what you have learned.

Updated with the latest discoveries and graphics, this new guide by award-winning author Dinah Moche features:

  • Frontier twenty-first-century research into black holes, active galaxies, and quasars
  • New Web site addresses throughout for the best astronomy online
  • Removable Star and Moon maps for fun stargazing
  • A review of the latest ground and space telescopes
  • Up-to-date star, constellation, and astronomical data
  • Objectives, reviews, and self-tests to monitor your progress

This complete, new edition is all any student or amateur stargazer needs to understand and appreciate the wonders of the universe. You can use the book alone or with a conventional textbook, Internet-based or distance-learning course, computer software, telescope manual, or as a handy reference.

Author Bio

DINAH L. MOCHÉ, Ph.D., is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the City University of New York. She is an award-winning author and lecturer, and her books have sold over ten million copies in seven languages.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Tables.

Introduction Cosmic View.

Chapter 1 Understanding the Starry Sky.

Chapter 2 Light and Telescopes.

Chapter 3 The Stars.

Chapter 4 The Sun.

Chapter 5 Stellar Evolution.

Chapter 6 Galaxies.

Chapter 7 The Universe.

Chapter 8 Exploring the Solar System.

Chapter 9 The Planets.

Chapter 10 The Moon.

Chapter 11 Comets, Meteors, and Meteorites.

Chapter 12 Life on Other Worlds?


Useful Resources.



Books by Dinah L. Moch.

Career Information.

Almanacs, Observing Guides, and Star Atlases.


Astronomy and Space Online.

Appendix 1. The Constellations.

Appendix 2. Physical and Astronomical Constants.

Appendix 3. Measurements and Symbols.

Appendix 4. Periodic Table of the Elements.

Appendix 5. The Nearest Stars.

Appendix 6. The Messier Objects.


Star and Moon Maps Back of Book.