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

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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, new online resources, and more than 100 new graphics and photos, this Eighth Edition features:

 

   ·Website addresses throughout for the best color images and astronomy resources online

   ·Technical ideas made simple without mathematics

   ·A beautiful updated full-color, glossy insert with spectacular images

   ·An interactive format with learning goals, reviews, self-tests, and answers for fast learning


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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 onlineTechnical ideas made simple without mathematicsA beautiful new full-color, glossy insert with spectacular astro-imagesAn interactive format with learning goals, reviews, self-tests, and answers for fast learningFive beginners Star and Moon maps for fun stargazing

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"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."
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