Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Seventh Edition (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides)

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Discover the wonders of the night sky with this bestselling Astronomy Guide

For a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner's guide has been completely revised to bring it up to date with the latest discoveries.

Updated with the latest, most accurate information and more than 100 new graphics and photos, this Seventh Edition features:

  • Web site addresses throughout for the best color images and astronomy resources online
  • Technical ideas made simple without mathematics
  • A beautiful new full-color, glossy insert with spectacular astro-images
  • An interactive format with learning goals, reviews, self-tests, and answers for fast learning
  • Five beginners' Star and Moon maps for fun stargazing

Dinah L. Moché, Ph.D., is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the City University of New York. An award-winning author and lecturer, her books have sold over ten million copies in seven languages.

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Thoroughly revised, a perennial bestseller and one of the most successful beginner's astronomy books in the market.

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Discover The Wonders of the night sky with this bestselling Astronomy Guide

From stars, planets, and galaxies to black holes, the Big Bang, and life in space, Astronomy has introduced hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to the secrets of the universe. A unique, successful self-teaching format makes it easy for you to quickly grasp basic principles and keep up with contemporary discoveries. You can use this user-friendly book alone or with a textbook, modules, Internet-based or distance-learning course, computer software, telescope manual, or as a handy reference. Updated with the latest, most accurate information and more than 100 new graphics and photos, this Seventh Edition features:

  • Web site addresses throughout for the best color images and astronomy resources online
  • Technical ideas made simple without mathematics
  • A beautiful new full-color, glossy insert with spectacular astro-images
  • An interactive format with learning goals, reviews, self-tests, and answers for fast learning
  • Five beginners Star and Moon maps for fun stargazing

Praise for previous editions of Astronomy:

"One of the best ways by which one can be introduced to the wonders of astronomy."
The Strolling Astronomer

"Excellent . . . provides stimulating reading and actively involves the reader in astronomy."
The Reflector

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