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A Question and Answer Guide to Astronomy - 2 Edition by Pierre-Yves Bely (Paperback)

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Edition: 2 Edition

Number of Pages: 382

Genre: Science

Sub-Genre: Astronomy

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Age Range: Adult

Author: Pierre-Yves Bely

Language: English

TCIN: 78198579
UPC: 9781316615263
Item Number (DPCI): 247-31-4211


Review of previous edition:
"Normally, I would pass quickly by a book that purports to answer 250 questions about astronomy in 263 pages. Instead of glib superficial answers at an elementary level, however, these authors bring their expertise (astrophysics, engineering, and public outreach) to bear on giving clear, concise answers that reflect the best understanding of subjects as diverse as the history of astronomy, cosmology, and the potential for life in environments beyond the Earth. ... It is likely that even professional astronomers will discover some interesting new facts. ... This book would be extremely useful for teachers who are looking for quick, clear, and authoritative answers for pre-college students, for professors teaching introductory college astronomy and who need analogies and other ways to explain complex topics such as dark energy and even string theory, and for parents who may be challenged by their children's curiosity about the night sky and all things astronomical."
Sidney Wolff, Astronomy Education Review
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