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A Concise Dictionary of Astronomy By Jacqueline Mitton

A Concise Dictionary of Astronomy
by Jacqueline Mitton

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This astronomical reference book cuts through the maze of complex technical language to offer concise definitions of over 2400 entries, encompassing all aspects of classical and modern astronomy.
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A Concise Dictionary of Astronomy Summary


A Concise Dictionary of Astronomy by Jacqueline Mitton

Astronomy is a rapidly developing science, and its terms of reference also evolve at great speed. This reference book cuts a path through the maze of complex technical language and offers concise definitions of over 2400 entries, encompassing all aspects of classical and modern astronomy. It provides the names of constellations, stars, galaxies, asteroids, comets, nebulae and observatories. Entries on telescopes and space missions show how astronomers have opened new windows on the universe, while exact definitions of terms used in modern astrophysics and cosmology allow access to the most up-to-date research.

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A Concise Dictionary of Astronomy Reviews


"Extremely useful to anyone who wishes to find a short definition of a word or phrase relating to astronomy. . . .[Mitton] has made use of extensive cross-referencing between entries, ensuring that no text has to be repeated." --Nature
"The language stays clear of difficult technical vocabulary and should be accessacle to any undergraduate." --Choice


"Extremely useful to anyone who wishes to find a short definition of a word or phrase relating to astronomy. . . .[Mitton] has made use of extensive cross-referencing between entries, ensuring that no text has to be repeated." --Nature
"The language stays clear of difficult technical vocabulary and should be accessacle to any undergraduate." --Choice

"Extremely useful to anyone who wishes to find a short definition of a word or phrase relating to astronomy. . . .[Mitton] has made use of extensive cross-referencing between entries, ensuring that no text has to be repeated." --Nature
"The language stays clear of difficult technical vocabulary and should be accessacle to any undergraduate." --Choice


"Extremely useful to anyone who wishes to find a short definition of a word or phrase relating to astronomy. . . .[Mitton] has made use of extensive cross-referencing between entries, ensuring that no text has to be repeated." --Nature


"The language stays clear of difficult technical vocabulary and should be accessacle to any undergraduate." --Choice


About Jacqueline Mitton



About the Editor:
Jacqueline Mitton is editor of the Journal of the British Astronomical Association and Public Relations Officer for the Royal Astronomical Society. She has written a number of general interest books on astronomy, including Discovering Astronomy, Invitation to Astronomy, and Discovering the Planets.

Additional information

GOR009685045
A Concise Dictionary of Astronomy by Jacqueline Mitton
Jacqueline Mitton
Used - Well Read
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1991-11-14
430
0198539673
9780198539674
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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