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The Resource The astronomy book, [Jacqueline Mitton, consultant editor ; David W. Hughes [and others], contributors]

The astronomy book, [Jacqueline Mitton, consultant editor ; David W. Hughes [and others], contributors]

Label
The astronomy book
Title
The astronomy book
Statement of responsibility
[Jacqueline Mitton, consultant editor ; David W. Hughes [and others], contributors]
Contributor
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos--from ancient times to the present day. From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain almost 100 big astronomical ideas. Covering the biographies of key astronomers through the ages such as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking, The Astronomy Book details their theories and discoveries in a user-friendly format to make the information accessible and easy to follow
Member of
Cataloging source
VPW
Dewey number
520
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB15
LC item number
.H87 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1941-
  • 1953-
  • 1960-
  • 1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mitton, Jacqueline
  • Hughes, David W.
  • Dinwiddie, Robert
  • Johnson, Penny
  • Jackson, Tom
  • DK Publishing, Inc
Series statement
Big ideas simply explained
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy
  • Telescopes
  • Planets
  • Astrophysics
  • Stars
  • Constellations
Target audience
adult
Label
The astronomy book, [Jacqueline Mitton, consultant editor ; David W. Hughes [and others], contributors]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- From myth to science : 600 BCE-1550 CE -- The telescope revolution : 1550-1750 -- Uranus to Neptune : 1750-1850 -- The rise of Astrophysics : 1850-1915 -- Atoms, stars, and galaxies : 1915-1950 -- New windows on the universe : 1950-1975 -- The triumph of technology : 1975-present
Control code
on1002131466
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781465464187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
520 AS893 ; XX-N ; [A17BP005, #9, 8@25.00, wjm/CSS]
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1002131466
  • (OCoLC)1002131466
Label
The astronomy book, [Jacqueline Mitton, consultant editor ; David W. Hughes [and others], contributors]
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- From myth to science : 600 BCE-1550 CE -- The telescope revolution : 1550-1750 -- Uranus to Neptune : 1750-1850 -- The rise of Astrophysics : 1850-1915 -- Atoms, stars, and galaxies : 1915-1950 -- New windows on the universe : 1950-1975 -- The triumph of technology : 1975-present
Control code
on1002131466
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781465464187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
520 AS893 ; XX-N ; [A17BP005, #9, 8@25.00, wjm/CSS]
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1002131466
  • (OCoLC)1002131466

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