Astronomy

Astronomy

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Overview

Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating world of astronomy. Full-color photographs of scientific instruments, experiments, and innovative 3-D models reveal the discoveries and research that have transformed our understanding of the Universe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564586803
Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/1994
Series: Eyewitness Books Series
Edition description: 1st American edition
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.79(w) x 11.18(h) x 0.47(d)
Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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DK Publishing is world renowned for its distinctive, highly visual books that inform, inspire, and entertain readers of all ages.

Table of Contents

The study of the heavens6
Ancient astronomy8
Ordering the Universe10
The celestial sphere12
The uses of astronomy14
Astrology16
The Copernican revolution18
Intellectual giants20
Optical principles22
The optical telescope24
Observatories26
The astronomer28
Spectroscopy30
The radio telescope32
Venturing into space34
The Solar System36
The Sun38
The Moon40
The Earth42
Mercury44
Venus46
Mars48
Jupiter50
Saturn52
Uranus54
Neptune and Pluto56
Travelers through space58
The birth and death of stars60
Our galaxy and beyond62
Index64

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