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The Astronomy Cafe: 365 Questions and Answers from `Ask the Astronomer'

Popular Science

By: Sten P Odenwald

256 pages, Col photos, illus

W.H. Freeman & Co. Ltd

Paperback | Jul 1998 | #95575 | ISBN: 0716732785
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NHBS Price: £24.99 $30/€28 approx

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Organized around topics such as "The Sun," "The Origin of the Universe," "The Solar System," "Telescopes and Star Gazing," "Special and General Relativity," and "Strange Sightings," The Astronomy Cafe enables readers to quickly find a question similar to theirs and get an answer-without having to wade through long, technical essays.


The Sun; the Solar System; the Planets; the Earth; the Moon; meteors, comets and fireballs; the stars; other planetary systems; black holes, white holes, worm holes; the Milky Way and other galaxies; the "Big Bang" and before; the expanding universe; special and general relativity; space physics; space travel; strange sightings; telescopes and star gazing; Internet resources; miscelleneous topics; a career in astronomy; unusual astronomical tables; a glossary of 100 annoying terms.

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