McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy

ISBN 13: 9780070524347

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy

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9780070524347: McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy

Ideal for the laboratory, office, classroom, or home, this reference contains defintions of all major terms and concepts in astronomy, astrophysics, and aerospace engineering. The book features about 3,000 terms-some with multiple definitions-plus cross references, acronyms, and abbreviations. Readers will find coverage of the words and expressions for planets, stars, constellations, galaxies, comets, asteroids, nebulae, observatories, and other topics-as well as quick-reference tables.

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This reference contains definitions of all major terms and concepts in astronomy, astrophysics, and aerospace engineering. Around 3000 terms are included, some with multiple definitions.

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AUTHORITATIVE-COMPREHENSIVE-CURRENT. Carefully reviewed to ensure its accuracy, clarity, and completeness, the McGraw-Hill dictionary of Astronomy puts a wealth of essential information at your fingertips. Whether you're a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with science curiosity, this comprehensive resource defines the current language of astronomy and gives you a better understanding of the ideas and concepts you need to know. The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy is based on the renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Fifth Edition, the universal reference choice for the international scientific community-researchers, scientists, engineers, technicians, educators, and writers-and general readers with an interest in science.

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