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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy By McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy
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Featuring over 3600 entries that define the language of astronomy, this title includes hundreds of synonyms, acronyms, and abbreviations; and, provides pronunciations for these terms. It covers such topics as planets, stars, constellations, galaxies, comets, asteroids, nebulae, and astrophysics, as well as aerospace engineering.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy Summary


McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy by McGraw-Hill Education

Derived from the world-renowned "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition", this vital reference offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, convenient, quick-find format. Whether you're a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with an interest in science, there is no better or more authoritative way to stay up-to-speed with the current language of astronomy or gain an understanding of its key ideas and concepts. Written in clear, simple language understandable to the general reader, yet in-depth enough for scientists, educators, and advanced students, the "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy, Second Edition": has been extensively revised, with 3600 entries that fully define the language of astronomy; includes hundreds of synonyms, acronyms, and abbreviations; and, provides pronunciations for all terms.It covers such topics as planets, stars, constellations, galaxies, comets, asteroids, nebulae, and astrophysics, as well as aerospace engineering. It also includes appendices containing listings of planets, satellites, asteroids, meteor showers, constellations, stars, galaxies, telescopes, and more. It is based on the "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms" - for more than a quarter-of-a-century the standard international reference. Carefully reviewed for clarity, completeness, and accuracy, the "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy, Second Edition" offers a standard of excellence unmatched by any similar publication.

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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy Reviews


First published in 1997...this revised edition offers approximately 2,800 entries in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and aerospace engineering as it relates to space exploration. It has the standard features of any reputable dictionary: succinct and clear definitions, pronunciations, cross-references, and so on. The expected subfields of astronomy are all covered, including the constellations, the solar system, planetary moons, asteroids, galaxies, interstellar nebulae, comets, and so on. It has a number of tables of data in the appendixes, including scientific units and conversion factors, eclipses, planets and their satellites, large telescopes, and more. ...The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy is perhaps most appropriate for academic and large public libraries as well as the personal collections of college students and faculty. American Reference Books Annual 20040317 Excerpts of review by T.R. Faust, Burlington College McGraw-Hill derives these inexpensive subject-specific dictionaries from its Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, covering 110,000 terms. Libraries could not go wrong purchasing this recognized standard reference--either the parent or its offspring. Choosing which to purchase will probably present the greater challenge. Students may be more likely to favor these more focused titles, whereas librarians may be more enthralled with the larger, more encompassing mother work. ...The offspring reproduce the definitions of terms exactly as they appear in the mother work, with pronunciation but without illustrations. The appropriate appendixes are retained in the smaller volumes, but biographical entries are dropped. McGraw-Hill tends to include more appendixes [than competition], such as geological time scales and electronic symbols...libraries will be well served by the McGraw-Hill titles. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Choice 20031001

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Table of Contents


Preface Staff How to Use the Dictionary Fields and Their Scope Pronunciation Key A-Z Terms Appendix

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GOR002818816
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy by McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education
Used - Very Good
Paperback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
2003-02-14
272
0071410473
9780071410472
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