The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astronomy

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astronomy

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Although Astronomy has been around for more than 5,500 years, astronomers say that we've learned more than 90% of what we know about the universe in just the last 50-and much of that in the last decade! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astronomy , Fourth Edition, continues to be the most comprehensive introduction to the topic, covering all the latest advances and discoveries, including- The demotion of Pluto and promotion of Ceres as planetary objects Breakthrough evidence of recent water flow on Mars New developments in asteroid-tracking programs New information on the nature and shape of our universe Mind-bending theories concerning multiple universes Information on the latest telescopes

As a bonus, this book includes a fascinating CDROM with more than 200 of the most spectacular images from NASA, star maps, and other tools for backyard astronomers.

Publisher: New York : Alpha Books, c2008.
Edition: 4th ed.
ISBN: 9781592577194
1592577199
Branch Call Number: 520 DePree
Characteristics: xxvi, 324 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm. +,1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Axelrod, Alan 1952-
Alternative Title: Astronomy
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Ham625 May 07, 2015

Good book, CD missing

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