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The Astronomy Bible


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Heather Couper studied astrophysics at Oxford University. She ran the Greenwich Planetarium and is a past President of both the British Astronomical Association and the Society for Popular Astronomy, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Institute of Physics. Nigel Henbest was Astronomy Consultant to New Scientist magazine, Editor of the Journal of the British Astronomical Association, and Media Consultant to the Royal Greenwich Observatory. The team were authors of The History of Astronomy.


Featuring striking, full-color photography of stars and planets and throughout, The Astronomy Bible: The Definitive Guide to the Night Sky and the Universe is a compact-sized, comprehensive guide to this ancient science. Chapters discuss the long history of humankind's observation of the sun, the moon, constellations, planets, comets, and more. Reference pages (including a list of forthcoming eclipses for the next five years) and an index round out this fascinating resource, thoroughly accessible to novice and veteran stargazers alike. Highly recommended.-- (10/01/2015)
Interest in astronomy continues to grow stronger for readers of all ages. The Astronomy Bible is a comprehensive guide to the study of what lies beyond our planet and covers everything from the basic concepts of how to observe space to the current theories on everything from black holes to red giants. With this book readers can easily navigate the night sky, identify the constellations, and find planets, comets, and galaxies. Topics include the history of astronomy, how to observe the sky, the solar system, what lies beyond, Moon and planet maps, star-finder charts, and constellation maps. Informative and fully illustrated, this is a valuable companion for stargazers of all ages.-- (03/01/2015)
There is no better time to sit back and look at the starry sky than summer. The Astronomy Bible has everything you need to understand just what lies beyond our planet. Learn about the history of astronomy, the sun and the moon, asteroids, comets and meteors, constellations and more as you flip through the pages of this illustrated guide.-- (05/21/2015)

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