Astronomy 101

Astronomy 101

From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts About the Universe

Book - 2013
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A guide to astronomy covers such topics as the Sun, the planets, galaxies, the big bang, and astrobiology, along with brief profiles of prominent figures in astronomy.

F+W Publishing
Explore the curiosities of our galaxy!

Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of outer space with tedious discourse that even Galileo would oppose. Astronomy 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in astronomy that keeps you engaged as you discover what's hidden beyond our starry sky.

From the Big Bang and nebulae to the Milky Way and Sir Isaac Newton, this celestial primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining astronomy facts, charts, and photographs you won't be able to get anywhere else.

So whether you're looking to unravel the mystery behind black holes, or just want to learn more about your favorite planets, Astronomy 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

Publisher: Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781440563591
Branch Call Number: 520 PETERSEN
Characteristics: 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm


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LPL_MiriamW Feb 19, 2016

"Astronomy 101" is a (nearly) pocket-sized reference tool for the burgeoning astronomer and begins with an introduction to general astronomy terms without assuming that the reader has any prior knowledge. Some of this information will be quite surprising even to those who have studied the subject before.

After all, the question “what is a planet” might seem easy to answer until you follow up with “Why isn’t Pluto considered a planet any more?” The book then continues on a tour through our solar system, the galaxy, and provides a little basic information on the history of astronomy. Astronomy 101 is a handy reference tool to have on hand and can help you keep up with that Neil deGrasse Tyson video you’re watching on Youtube.


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