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The Resource How to read the solar system : a guide to the stars and planets, Chris North and Paul Abel

How to read the solar system : a guide to the stars and planets, Chris North and Paul Abel

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How to read the solar system : a guide to the stars and planets
Title
How to read the solar system
Title remainder
a guide to the stars and planets
Statement of responsibility
Chris North and Paul Abel
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What exactly is the solar system? We've all learned the basics at school but do we really understand what we are seeing in the night sky? Expert astronomers Chris North and Paul Abel provide a guided tour of our solar system and explain its many wonders. They look at all the major players, including our more familiar cosmic neighbors--the sun, the planets and their moons--as well as the occasional visitors to our planet--asteroids, meteors and comets--in addition to distant stars and what might lie beyond our solar system, including the mysterious Earth Mark II. North and Abel recount the history of how our Solar System came to be and decipher the myths that once shaped astronomy. Through their cogent explanations of the latest scientific discoveries, they reveal how any amateur astronomer can view and interpret the solar system and enrich their understanding of our universe.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB501.2
LC item number
.N67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
How to read the solar system : a guide to the stars and planets, Chris North and Paul Abel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is the solar system? -- Ancient stargazers -- Celestial mechanics -- The sun -- Mercury -- Venus -- Earth and Moon -- Mars -- Jupiter -- Saturn -- Uranus and Neptune -- Asteroids and dwarf planets -- Comets -- One among many
Control code
881207925
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781605986715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)881207925
Label
How to read the solar system : a guide to the stars and planets, Chris North and Paul Abel
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is the solar system? -- Ancient stargazers -- Celestial mechanics -- The sun -- Mercury -- Venus -- Earth and Moon -- Mars -- Jupiter -- Saturn -- Uranus and Neptune -- Asteroids and dwarf planets -- Comets -- One among many
Control code
881207925
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781605986715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)881207925

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