The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia

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Featuring 403 authoritative articles by world experts, this landmark volume is the most detailed sourcebook on astronomy and astrophysics ever published. Comprehensive yet concise, this extensively illustrated work treats each subject in separate articles that cover basic theory, states of current research, and a forecast of future scientific investigation.

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The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia is a landmark publication that summarises astronomers' knowledge of the universe and its contents in 1000 pages. There are 403 alphabetically arranged articles on topics from Accretion to Zodiacal Light. The articles are written by more than 100 professional astronomers, selected on a world wide basis by an advisory board of 24 distinguished scientists.

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' ... presents a broad picture of present-day astronomical knowledge and research.' Nature

' ... bridges the gap between popular accounts and full-blown research treatises.' Physics World

' ... a comprehensive in-depth coverage of space subjects going beyond those normally found in the standard science encyclopedia.' Spaceflight

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