McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy

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9780071410472: McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy

Derived from the content of the respected McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, each title provides thousands of definitions of words and phrases encountered in a specific discipline. All include:


* Pronunciation guide for every term
* Acronyms, cross-references, and abbreviations
* Appendices with conversion tables; listings of scientific, technical, and mathematical notation; tables of relevant data; and more
* A convenient, quick-find format

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Derived from the world-renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, this vital reference offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, convenient, quick-find format. Whether you’re a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with an interest in science, there is no better or more authoritative way to stay up-to-speed with the current language of astronomy or gain an understanding of its key ideas and concepts.

Written in clear, simple language understandable to the general reader, yet in-depth enough for scientists, educators, and advanced students, the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy, Second Edition:
* Has been extensively revised, with 3600 entries that fully define the language of astronomy
* Includes hundreds of synonyms, acronyms, and abbreviations
* Provides pronunciations for all terms
* Covers such topics as planets, stars, constellations, galaxies, comets, asteroids, nebulae, and astrophysics, as well as aerospace engineering
* Includes appendices containing listings of planets, satellites, asteroids, meteor showers, constellations, stars, galaxies, telescopes, and more
* Is based on the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms – for more than a quarter-of-a-century THE standard international reference

Carefully reviewed for clarity, completeness, and accuracy, the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy, Second Edition offers a standard of excellence unmatched by any similar publication.

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Compiled by The Editorial Staff of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (New York City), one of the most skilled, experienced, and innovative teams in the field of scientific publishing.

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