Collins Dictionary of Astronomy


The Ultimate Dictionary of Astronomy

Over 3,500 entries covering the theories and principles of astronomy
Contains definitions of all major astronomical objects with major telescopes and observational techniques
Co-created by a team of professional astronomers

About the Authors

John Daintith worked as a research chemist at the University of London and as a research assistant at Oxford University. He was science editor for the Collins English Dictionary and has compiled and edited a number of reference books, including the Oxford Dictionary of Science

William Gould is an experienced reference-book compiler with a special interest in astronomy. He has contributed to a number of publications including the World Encyclopedia and the Collins Enlgish Dictionary.

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Author: John Daintith & William Gould
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Year: 2006
Pages: 517
Printed: Great Britain
ISBN: 978-0-00-791848-5
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
Weight: 365 gr
Description from the publisher: This reference source for students, teachers and everybody with a professional or amateur interest in astronomy contains over 3500 entries and describes the range of astronomical bodies, both well-known and newly discovered. It includes descriptions of observational techniques and of instruments and observatories, both ground-based and in space, and it gives the theories about the origin and evolution of the universe.

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Weight 0.365 kg