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Astronomy - Oxford Dictionary

Astronomy - Oxford Dictionary
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Powered by Handmark, A Dictionary of Astronomy, Edited by renowned author and broadcaster Ian Ridpath, with the help of over 20 expert contributors, the second edition of this highly popular dictionary contains over 4,200 up-to-date entries on all aspects of astronomy. Readers will find a galaxy of informative, vividly written entries on everything from space exploration and the equipment involved, to astrophysics, cosmology, and the concept of time.

The dictionary also features biographical entries on eminent astronomers--ranging from Galileo to Edwin Hubble--as well as world-wide coverage of observatories and telescopes. Entries include tables of Apollo lunar landing missions, and the constellations. Entries are supported by numerous tables and diagrams. The text has been fully revised and updated for the second edition, and includes information on new space missions, both those planned for the future and those that have recently come to fruition (such as the Huygens Probe of Saturns moon Titan). It also boasts in-depth features on topics such as the Big Bang, Dark matter, and Gamma-ray bursts.

+ Edited by Ian Ridpath, renowned astronomy author and broadcaster, with the help of over 20 expert contributors
+ Contains over 4,200 entries on all aspects of astronomy
+ World-wide coverage of telescopes and observatories
+ Biographical entries on eminent astronomers such as Ptolemy, Hubble, and Halley
+ Includes feature-length entries on key topics such as The Big Bang , and Dark Matter
+ No wireless connection required

"Notable for its authoritative content, this dictionary is recommended as a quick reference source for public, academic, and special libraries."--Booklist

What's New in Version 2.0.0

+ Buy one application and use it on your iPhone or iPad, optimized for both devices!
+ Brand-new integrated design is accessible, clear, and easy to use.
+ Added Sounds-like (fuzzy search) to help find those difficult to spell words.
+ Share entries via email, Facebook and Twitter
+ Tag words with bookmarks or custom tags for easy retrieval.


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