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The Astronomy Bible: The Definitive Guide to the Night Sky and the Universe

Popular Science

By: Heather Couper (Author), Nigel Henbest (Author)

400 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables


Paperback | Feb 2015 | #218848 | ISBN-13: 9781844038084
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NHBS Price: £14.99 $18/€17 approx

About this book

This comprehensive guide to astronomy introduces the basic concepts, explaining what, when, and how to observe space, right through to current theories on everything from black holes to microquasars. It helps you to navigate the night sky, identify the constellations and find planets, comets, galaxies and deep-sky objects. Accessible, informative, and fully-illustrated, this is an invaluable practical companion for anyone who loves stargazing.

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Heather Couper is a past President of both the British Astronomical Association and the Society for Popular Astronomy. She is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Institute of Physics, and a former Millennium Commissioner, for which she was awarded the CBE in 2007.

Nigel Henbest has been Astronomy Consultant to New Scientist magazine, Editor of the Journal of the British Astronomical Association, and Media Consultant to the Royal Greenwich Observatory. He is also a Future Astronaut with Virgin Galactic.

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