Planets, Stars, and Galaxies

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426301707

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 194

View: 3375


Illustrations, photographs, star charts, moon maps, and scientific diagrams are compiled in a reference tool that explores the new solar system, the birth and death of stars, black holes, and space engineering.

Stars and Planets

Author: Ian Ridpath

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241607701

Category: Science

Page: 226

View: 1561


The clearest, most accessible guide to observing the night sky. Authoritative text, crystal-clear charts, and a systematic approach make the DK Handbook of Star and Planets the perfect beginner's guide to the night sky. A highly visual introduction explains the basic concepts of astronomy and gives advice on the best methods and equipment for observation, including binoculars and telescopes. Each of the planets in the Solar System is described and illustrated in detail, with images taken from space probes as well as from the ground, showing them as you can expect to see them. More than 160 star charts were made especially for this book by the Royal Greenwich Observatory. There is a separate detailed chart for each of the 88 constellations, adding up to a complete atlas of the sky. The text for each constellation reveals its history and mythology and lists notable stars, galaxies, nebulae, and other objects. Alongside the constellation profiles is a month-by-month guide, including a set of charts and a user-friendly text guide that picks out the highlights above your head each month. Complete with jargon-free text written by one of the foremost popularizers of astronomy and an authority on the history of constellations, the DK Handbook of Stars and Planets is the perfect introduction to stargazing.

Planets, Stars and Galaxies

Author: Antony Edward Fanning,Donald Howard Menzel

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486216805

Category: Science

Page: 244

View: 7516


Comprehensive introductory survey: the sun, solar system, stars, galaxies, universe, cosmology; quasars, radio stars, etc. 24pp. of photographs.

Planets, Stars, and Galaxies

Author: Gordon Ritter

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143810572X

Category: Science

Page: 121

View: 6685


The attempt to understand the universe's seemingly endless mysteries is a great adventure that can provide one with fascination, frustration, and continual wonder and amazement. Planets, Stars, and Galaxies takes readers on an incredible full-color journey through the vast solar system. This engaging title tackles the questions students studying science are eager to know: How large is the universe? Is it infinite or finite? What is its structure? Is it possible to visit other worlds, and if so, what similarities might they bear to our own world?

Planets, Stars, and Galaxies, Third Edition

Author: Sophia Chen,Gordon Ritter

Publisher: Infobase Holdings, Inc

ISBN: 1646937368

Category: Science

Page: 118

View: 3291


The attempt to understand the universe's seemingly endless mysteries involves a process of discovery that can evoke fascination, frustration, and continual wonder and amazement. Planets, Stars, and Galaxies, Third Edition takes readers on an incredible full-color journey through the vast universe. This engaging title tackles the questions students studying science are eager to know: How large is the universe? Is it infinite or finite? What is its structure? Is it possible to visit other worlds, and if so, what similarities might they bear to our own world?

Stars and Planets Updated Edition

Author: Ian Ridpath,Wil Tirion

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691177885

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 557


The description for this book, Stars and Planets Updated Edition: The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and the Solar System, will be forthcoming.

Science in our Environment

Author: Aanchal Broca Kumar

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 8179933415

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

View: 6682


The seemingly limitless universe comprises galaxies, stars, and planets. Earth, is one among the many planets that dot the universe. Discover some of its secrets; learn about the solar system that it is a part of, and the galaxy that our solar system is located in. Read curious Teri's questions and the Green Genius's answers to understand the universe better.

Journeys to the Ends of the Universe

Author: C.R. Kitchin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780750300377

Category: Science

Page: 218

View: 4503


Journeys to the Ends of the Universe presents a tour through the universe from the big bang onward. The book explores the limits of knowledge where scientific fact overtakes and merges with the wilder speculations of science fiction. The beginnings of galaxies, stars, planets, and even life itself are related back to the raveled turmoil of the first few seconds and years of life in the cosmos. The journey continues past the ultimate fate of the solar system to probe the nature of supernovae. The future of galaxies, clusters of galaxies, super-clusters of clusters of galaxies, and so on leads toward the finale, where the author provides some bizarre musings of physicists and astronomers, suggesting possible destinies for the universe stretching its present age billions of times into the future.